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Greetings from Vicky G. in Kigali, Rwanda! Vicky is 33 years old, married with 3 children and one adopted orphan.

Vicky owns her Internet café, located in Kicukiro, a suburb of Kigali. In her Internet café, she charges customers for using the Internet at a rate of about US$ 1 for an hour. In the café also, she does secretarial work for her customers and gets paid. Rwanda is becoming a communications hub for east and central Africa, so most people use the Internet.

Vicky is looking for a loan worth 500,000 Frws to be repaid in 8 months. The loan would be used to buy more paper, ink for printers, files, etc. and more internet broadband. Her dream is to buy more computers for her growing business.

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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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 554.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Vicky buying necessary supplies for her internet cafe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 10, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009