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Viateur H. is 37 years old and is married with five children between the ages of 2 and 14 years old. He owns a small business selling different kinds of products such as eggs, water, juice and soap. This business is well organized. Viateur has three years experience and his store is open from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. every day.

Viateur has now requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to increase his business by purchasing more goods to sell. Viateur will be able to satisfy his customers, which will help him to earn more profits and enable him to build his house and buy a plot of land.

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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
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 590.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Viateur to purchase more goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011