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Ildephonse is 45 years old and is married with three children between 10 and 23 years old. He owns a sewing business and his business is well organized. He employs four people to help him. Ildephonse has seven years of experience in this business. He works from 7 a.m until 8 p.m every day except Sundays.

Ildephonse has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more machines for his sewing business. With the profit from the loan, Ildephonse will save for his future, get more food for his family, and pay medical insurance for his family.

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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
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Ildephonse to buy more machines for his sewing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 1, 2014