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Edouard is a 37-year-old, married father of six children, between the ages of 3 and 17 years. He also takes care of one relative.

Edouard has been selling meat for 14 years and currently employs four people to help him. The hours of his business are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, every week. This loan is his third.

Edouard has requested a Kiva loan, via Vision Finance Company, in order to buy a large quantity of meat to roast for sale. With the profits, he will be able to buy more food for the family, renovate his house, and pay school fees for his 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
  • 13
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 630.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Edouard to buy a large quantity of meat to roast for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 1, 2014