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C6220 Abizerwa Group
In this Group: Bernadette, Jean Pierre, Regine, Jean Damascene, Elsaphan, Rachel
Bernadette is 46 years old and is married with three children between the ages 5 and 12 years old. She is the representative of a group which is called Abizerwa in the local language.

Bernadette owns a small shop which sells green bananas and she has two years experience in the business. She employs three persons in her business as helpers so that her business will run well. Her business starts at 6am until 7pm, every day except Sunday.

Bernadette and her group has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand their businesses for the purpose of earning more profits. With the profits, they expect to improve their businesses. Bernadett in particularly, needs a fridge which will allow her to create a new business of selling cold soft drinks.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of C6220 Abizerwa Group's $2,050 loan helped a member to invest in expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011