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Alphonsine is 35 years old. She is married and has three children between the ages of nine and 17 years. Her business is well-organized. She sells chickens and works from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day. Alphonsine employs two people to help her. She has three years of experience in her businesss.

Alphonsine has requested a loan from Kiva partner Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by buying a larger quantity of chickens to sell. With this profit resulting from the loan, Alphonsine will be able to buy more food for her family and to pay 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
  • 16
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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 $1,025 helped Alphonsine to purchase a larger quantity of chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012