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Cassien N. sends his greetings from Musanze, Ruhengeri, the northern province of Rwanda! He is 49 years old, married with 9 children.

This entrepreneur sells various items in local markets such as cooking pots, cassava flour, sandals, and clothes for young children, household utensils, foodstuffs, etc. Besides this business, this client owns various plots of land and grows potatoes, beans, and sorghum both for home consumption and for sale to increase his income. He employs 2 people to help him in the business.

He is applying for a loan worth 515,000 Frws to increase his inventory. He will be repaying this loan over 7 months.

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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
  • 66
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 554.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Cassien expand his inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009