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Beatha is 28 years old and married, with two children who are 5 and 6. Beatha’s husband is a farmer. Farming is not very fruitful in this region so Beatha decided to help her husband provide the necessities for their family by starting her own business. The family works hard, especially Beatha, who sells different products such as water, juice, cosmetic products, and so on. She has been working in this business for 8 years now.

Beatha has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by purchasing more products for her shop. This loan will help her obtain more profit from her sales. With the extra profit, Beatha hopes to pay her children's school fees and to save money for the future.

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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
  • 53
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Beatha to purchase more water, juice, cosmetic products, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011