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Hadidja is 41 years old and is married. Her business is very clean and well-run. She sells food and drinks. Soft drinks, juice, water, bananas, potatoes, beans, rice etc are all sold in her restaurant. She has three years experience in this business and employs four people to help her. Her business operates from 5am until 9pm every day.

Hadidja has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her restaurant by buying large quantities of food and drinks (soft drinks, juice, water, bananas, potatoes, beans, rice, etc.) to sell. With any profit from the loan, Hadidja will be able to buy more materials to use in her restaurant and to save for her family.

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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
  • 54
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,328,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Hadidja to expand her restaurant by buying large quantities of food and drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 11, 2013