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Celestin
Celestin is 32 years old and married with two children between one and three years old. He sells shoes for men. He has 10 years of experience in this work and he currently employs two people to help him. He works from 6 am to 7 pm every day of the week except on Sunday.

Celestin has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more shoes for men for resale. With any profits, he will be able to save money 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
  • 55
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,328,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 602.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,175 helped Celestin to buy more shoes for men for resale.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 16, 2012
Listed
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 6, 2013