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Antoinette is 48 years old. She is a widow with seven children between the ages of 8 and 24 years old and she takes care of nine dependents. She purchases and sells cows. She has been in this business for eight years, and she currently employs two people to help her.

Antoinette has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more cows for resale. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future, pay school fees for her children, and build her own house.

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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
  • 10
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Antoinette to buy more cows for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013