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Pelagie is 52 years old. She is married and has five children who are between 5 and 25 years old. Pelagie is commonly known for her business of selling shoes and has been in this business for about a year. She keeps her business open from 8 am until 8 pm every day with two people to help her.

Pelagie needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. She will use the loan to purchase more shoes to sell in her business. With this loan, she hopes to earn more profit, which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability. In addition, she will be able to continue improving her family's living standards and pay for medical insurance.

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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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Pelagie to purchase more shoes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013