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Greetings from Chantal in her beauty salon in Kimironko, Rwanda. Chantal is 26 years old and married. She has adopted three orphans.

Chantal, who has been in this business for two years, also works in the African Library. In addition to that, her salon business in Kigali attracts many working-class clients. She employs three people in her salon. She is open from 8am until 7pm every day. One of the challenges in her business is not having enough equipment in the hair salon, especially for her women clients.

Chantal has requested a loan from Kiva lenders to purchase more essential materials for her beauty salon. With this profit, Chantal will reinvest in her business and save for her future.

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
  • 10
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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 Chantal to purchase essentials for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2011
May 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012