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C20002 Abatiganda Group
In this Group: Emmanuel, Donat, Drocella, Sylvain, Vianney, Damien, Sylvain, Pierre, Charlotte, Denys, Godfroid, Jean Pierre, Augustin, Felicien, Aziel, Andre, Francois, Agnes
Emmanuel is 34 years old and is married with four children aged between 3 and 10 years old. He sells rice. Emmanuel is a leader of this group which is called "C20002 ABATIGANDA" in the local language. In this photo he is raising his hand. Emmanuel has been running his business for the past seven years and he works from 6 am-1 pm during the week except on the weekends. He currently employs four people to help him.

Emmanuel is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to purchase more fertilizer for cultivating large quantities of rice for resale. With his profits, he will be able to save for his future, pay school fees for his children, and reinvest in his business.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 625.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of C20002 Abatiganda Group's $1,550 loan helped a member to purchase more fertilizer for cultivating large quantities of rice for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 1, 2014