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Clarisse is 23 years old and is still single. She is the only one in her family who works. For that reason, Clarisse works hard in order to provide everything necessary for her family. She owns a small business selling various products such as body lotion, water and soap. Clarisse has 3 years of experience in this business and her business is well-organized. The hours of her shop are from 6am until 10pm every day.

Clarisse has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more goods to sell. Clarisse hopes to earn more profits, which will allow her to save money for her future. Clarisse will build a house for her family.

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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
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Clarisse to purchase more goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011