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Leocadie is 38 years old and she is married with 3 children who are 5, 8 and 10 years old. Leocadie owns a shop where she sells hardware items as her picture above indicates. Leocadie has been in this business for about 4 years and her shop is open from7 am to 7 pm every day.

Leocadie needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. This loan will allow her to expand her business through purchasing a variety of hardware items which in turn will increase her sales as well as profits. If successful, she will keep reinvesting in her business for better financial stability and in addition to that, she will continue improving the lifestyle of her family.

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More information about this loan

This loan helps low-income entrepreneurs in Rwanda grow their businesses and, ultimately, to support their families. These loans typically serve very poor and rural clients and particularly women, who often lack access to the traditional collateral needed for a loan. VFC serves these entrepreneurs through both individual and group loans and provides them with financial education and tools for them to save money for the future. By supporting this loan, you are helping Rwandan entrepreneurs build the means to support their families and improve their lives.

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR), is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision and is one of the largest microfinance institutions serving rural underprivileged communities in Rwanda, many of which do not have access to formal financial services.

VFC serves people and communities that are economically productive but low-income, especially in very rural areas. This includes small business owners and salary earners who are looking for opportunities to provide better lives for their families and a promising future for their children.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 583.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Leocadie a variety of hardware items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011