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Greetings from Hussein in Gisenyi town in the north of Rwanda! Hussein is 35 years old, married with three children.

Hussein earns his living by driving a motorcycle-taxi. He transports people on the motorbike around Gisenyi town. He also transports luggage to and from local markets. Besides his transportation business, his wife operates a small shop in town where she sells various home use items. He earns about US$ 135 from transporting people on his motorbike.

Hussein is looking for a loan worth 502,265 frw to buy a new motorbike because the one he owns is getting old. He will be repaying this loan on monthly basis over 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
  • 13
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 543.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Hussein to buy a new motorbike to use for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2008
Sep 4, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009