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Muraho, “greetings” from Nathan N. in Rwamagana, in the Eastern province of Rwanda! Nathan is 45 years old, married with 4 children and also raising 2 orphans.

Nathan sells bicycle spare parts and he also repairs bicycles, so he is requesting a loan worth 500,000 Rwf to increase his stock of spare parts and also to buy a welding machine. This loan will be repaid over 12 months on a monthly basis.

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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
  • 562.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Nathan to buy a welding machine and spare parts for bike repair.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010