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Ruth is 32-years old and she is married with two children. Ruth is a self-employed businesswoman who is sells soft drinks. She has been in this business for about 1 1/2 years and her business hours are from 8 am until 9 pm every day.

Ruth needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Ruth will hopefully expand her business through purchasing different soft drinks like water, juice, fanta and so on. Ruth will hopefully earn more profits which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability in her business.

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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 $525 helped Ruth to purchase more soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2011
Oct 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012