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Phelomene is 27 years old and is married with two children who are 2 and 3 years old. She sells boutique (beans, potatoes, juice, soap) from a store which operates from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. every day. She currently employs one person to help her and she has two years of experience in this work. Phelomene has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more beans, potatoes and juice to resell. She plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy her family's basic needs and to reinvest in her business.

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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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 603.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Phelomene to purchase more beans, potatoes, juice, soap and so on to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 30, 2013