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C4916 Abanyamurava Group
In this Group: Christophe, Laurent, Theoneste, Juvenal, Wellars, Damascene
Christophe is 54 years old and is married with four children aged between 3 and 25 years old. He is also the leader of this group which is called "ABANYAMURAVA". The group contains six men.

Christophe employs three people to help him and he has five years of experience. His business is open from 6am to 9pm every day.

Christophe and his group have requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand their businesses. Once their businesses are expanded, they hope to satisfy their customers and earn more profits.

Additional Information

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.

VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of C4916 Abanyamurava Group's $1,775 loan helped a member to purchase various goods such as sugar, cooking oil, soap, etc. for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 21, 2011
Listed
Aug 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012