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Florienne is 45 years old and is married with 2 children aged 14 and 18. She also cares for 2 dependents who are 12 and 13 years old. Florienne started her banana-selling business because she knew it would be profitable. She now employs one other person and has been in operation for 3 years. The shop is open from 6am until 9pm.

Florienne will use her loan to purchase more yellow bananas. She plans to use the money she makes for her children's school fees.

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
  • 9
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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 loan of $850 helped Florienne to purchase more yellow bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011