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Ramu Mitavu
Ramu, who is 45 years old and married to a lawyer, has nine children between the ages of 1 and 25 years old. Ramu contributes to the family by selling jerry cans, a well-organised business that is open daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. She has been operating her enterprise for two years.

Ramu will use her loan to purchase more jerry cans to sell to business people. She will reinvest any additional profit that she makes into her business, which will ultimately help her to better provide for her large family.

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
  • 4
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,509,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Ramu Mitavu to purchase more jerry cans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2011
Mar 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011