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Greetings from Yvonne T.. She is a 33 year old Rwandan entrepreneur. She is single however she has three dependents who are 18, 16, and 10 years old. She lives in the Jali sector of the Gasabo district of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Yvonne does her business in Jali sector. She owns a restaurant that feeds many people in the neighborhood. She starts working at 6:00 a.m and finishes at 8:00 p.m and employs four workers.

She is requesting her first loan for 500,000 Rwf from Vision Finance Company. She earns $440 in monthly profit and hopes to increase her profit after this loan. She will use this loan to expand her restaurant. With increased profits, she will continue to expand her 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
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $17,124,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Yvonne to expand her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2009
May 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010