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Gerard is 26 years old and is single. He is commonly known in the business of selling a variety of products for the home. Gerard has been in this business for about one year and works from 6 am until 8 pm. He employs one person to help him run the business.

Gerard has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding his business by adding more products. He would like to reinvest any new profits that he makes back into the business.

Additional Information

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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Gerard to purchase more products to sell in his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011