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Christine is 45 years old and cares for two of her relatives who are 5 and 6 years old. Christine has a well-organized store that sells useful daily groceries such as flour, cooking oil, tomato paste and dried fish. She has plenty of experience having owned her store for 16 years. She employs one other person to help with the running of the store.

Christine is planning to use her loan to purchase sugar, flour and rice to sell. She will use the profits to pay for school fees for the two relatives she cares for on her own. She hopes that her business will allow her to satisfy the needs of those she cares for.

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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
  • 10
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 598.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Christine to purchase more rice, sugar and flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011