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Charles is 36 years old and married with five children. He has 3 years experience in his business selling various products such as Irish potatoes, beans, etc. His business is well-organized and is open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. during the week. He currently employs 3 people to help him.

Charles has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more products such as Irish potatoes, beans, etc. to sell. He will use the profit generated from this loan to reinvest in his business and to pay school fees for his children.

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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
  • 3
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,509,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Charles to purchase more products such as Irish potatoes, beans, etc. to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012