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Monique is 26 years old and is married with one child who is 2 years old. Monique sells potatoes. Her business is well known and well organized. She has one year of experience in this business. She currently employs three people to help her and she works from 8am to 4pm every day except Sunday.

Monique has requested his first loan from Kiva, via Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her agricultural business by cultivating more potatoes to sell. With any profit, Monique will be able to buy her own house, save for her future and pay her children's school fees.

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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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Monique to expand her agricultural business by cultivating more potatoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012