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Grace is 24 years old and is married with three children from 2 to 9 years old. Her business is well organized, and she sells various goods such as lotions, soap, umbrellas and plastic shoes. Grace works from 7 a.m to 8 p.m every day of the week. She has six years of experience in this business and currently employs one person to help her.

Grace has requested a loan from Kiva lenders through Vision Finance Company to buy various goods such as lotions, soap, umbrellas and plastic shoes for resale. With the profit from this loan, she will be able to buy food for her family and to reinvest in her business.

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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
  • 2
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 623.4
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Grace to buy various goods such as lotions, soap, umbrellas and plastic shoes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013