Check out other loans that are currently fundraising!
Helene is 38 years old and married, with two children, ages 5 and 12, and two dependent relatives.

Helene has a boutique where she sells soap, body lotion, bread, etc. She has four years' experience and one employee to help her. Her business is open from 5:30 a.m. until 18:30 p.m. every day.

Helene has requested a loan from Kiva in order to increase her boutique's stock by buying more quantity of water, juice, bread, soap, cooking oil, etc.

With the additional profits from this, Helene will reinvest in her business and renovate her own house.

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
  • 59
    View loans »
    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 $1,025 helped Helene to increase the stock of her boutique by buying water, juice, bread, soap, cooking oil, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2011
Jun 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012