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Murorunkwere S. Emerthe was born in 1963 and lives in Kimisagara. Murorunkwere was married in 1993, but her husband was killed one year later. She has three children and is in charge of two orphans. She began her business in 1996 taking a small amount of money from Nyarugenge money lenders (20,000RWF). She started selling crops. At the end of 1997, she had saved 450,000RWF. She started a new business going to Kampala to buy clothes and selling them in a small shop. She has been able to build a house with value of five million RWF.

She is requesting a loan of 500,890 RWF to increase her capital and expects to go to Dar-es-Salaam to purchase additional stock.

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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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 541.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD
Paid Back
A loan of $950 helped Murorunkwere increase business capital.
97% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009