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Celestin is 36 years old. He is married and has five children aged between 1 month and 15 years old. Celestin owns a motorcycle business and also sells products such as coffee, beans, potatoes etc. This is his tenth successful year in this business and he currently employs one person to help him. The hours of his business are from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day.

Celestin has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his motorcycle business and to purchase more coffee, beans, potatoes, etc. for sale. Celestin hopes to earn more profit. With any profit, he will be able to build a secure future for his business as well as for his family and he will be able to buy other motorcycles to help him in his businesses.

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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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,719,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Celestin expand his motorcycle business and buy more coffee, beans etc. to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 23, 2012