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Berthilde is 42 years old, and is married with six children between the ages 1 and 17 years old. Her business is well-organized and is well known for selling various goods such as: milk, biscuits, water, soap, sugar, juice etc. Her business hours are from 7am until 8pm every day except on Saturday, and she currently employs two people to help her.

Berthilde has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase her business by buying more new goods such as: lotions, biscuits, soap, cooking oil etc for sale. With the profits, she will reinvest in her business and save for her future. Berthilde hopes also to pay school fees for her children and that she will be able to buy a cow with her profits.

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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
  • 2
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,509,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Berthilde to purchase goods such as lotions, biscuits, soap and cooking oil to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012