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Uwimana
Greetings from Ruhengeri in Rwanda! V. is 28 years old and is married with three children and four adopted orphans from the 1994 genocide.


In 2003, V. started her business of selling agricultural produce in different local markets in the area. V. has a plan of expanding her business to other local markets in the country. She is requesting a loan of 500,890 RWF to be repaid in 8 months.

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
  • 48
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 541.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Uwimana expand her business to other local markets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Aug 14, 2008
Listed
Jul 31, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009