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Catherine
Catherine is 42 years old and married with one child who is 8 years old. She sells bread, tea and beans in a store she operates from 6 a.m until 8 p.m every day. She currently employs five people to help her and she has two years of experience in this work.

Catherine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more quantities of tea, bread and beans to resell. She plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy her family's basic needs and to pay for medical insurance.

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
  • 46
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 626.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Catherine to purchase more tea, bread and beans for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 25, 2012
Listed
Nov 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 25, 2014