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Liliane is 36 years old and is married with five children aged between one and a half and 12 years old. She takes care of two relatives who are 3 and 6 years old. Liliane owns and operates a small business selling various styles of children`s and women`s clothes. Her business is well organized. and she has been running her business for one year.

She has now requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to expand her business by purchasing an additional various clothes to sell such as: more children`s clothes and women`s clothes. This loan will allow her to attract more customers, which will help her to earn more profit and save for the future.

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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
  • 59
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,325,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Liliane to purchase more children's and women`s clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Apr 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011