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Greetings From Hyacinthe K. in Kanombe Sector, Kicukiro District, Kigali (the capital city of Rwanda)! Hyacinthe is 28 years old, married with 3 children and 2 other dependents.

Hyacinthe started her business three years ago. Hyacinthe runs a charcoal store where she sells charcoal wholesale in her local area. She employs 4 people to help her run her business.

This entrepreneur is requesting a loan worth 500,000 Rwf. She said with this loan, she would be able to further expand her charcoal business. She will be repaying in eight 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
  • 64
    View loans »
    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,267,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 565.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Hyacinthe expansion of her charcoal business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2009