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Antoine is 35 years old and married with two children, ages between 2 and 3 years old. He owns a business selling timber. He has spent two years in this business and works from 9am until 5:30pm every day except on the weekend. He currently employs one person to help him.

Antoine has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his timber business by buying more timber for resale. With any profits, he will be able to save for his future and reinvest in his business.

Additional Information

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
  • 10
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Antoine to expand his timber business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 23, 2012