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Vestine is 35 years old and is married with six children. Her business is well-organized and she sells sorghum in sacks. She has 1 year of experience and her business is open every day.

With the new loan she has requested, Vestine will be able to purchase more sorghum in sacks for resale, which will help her to earn more profit and to expand her business. With the expansion of her business, she hopes to employ neighbors in the community so that they can send their children to school. She also hopes that once this business grows, people in her community will be able to buy groceries and she will be able to pay school fees for her own 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
  • 41
    View loans »
    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,198,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Vestine to increase her business by buying more quantities of sorghum for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012