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Elise is 36 years old and is married with four children. She purchases and sells local drinks. She has been in this business for two years, and she works from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

Elise has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more local drinks for resale. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future, and she will be able to pay school fees for her children.

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
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Elise to purchase more local drinks for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 11, 2013