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Donathile M. is a 33-year-old married mother of three children (ages 8, 7, and 1). She runs a small food business where she earns about 260,000 Rwandan francs (FRW) per month. Although this is her first loan with Vision Finance Company, she has managed to employ three people in her business. Donathile has run her business for two years now and is requesting a 500,000 FRW loan to buy juice, milk, and mayonnaise to help with her product offering.

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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 VisionFund Rwanda

VisionFund 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.

VFR 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
  • 45
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,417,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 567.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Donatile buy juice, milk, and mayonnaise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010