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Angelique U. is 31 years old and is married with three children ages 2, 6 and 9. She also is responsible for an additional dependent who lives with the family and is 12 years old. Angelique and her family live in the Nyarugenge district of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Angelique recently (in 2008) opened a restaurant and employs three persons in her business. Her restaurant is open every day from 6:00 in the morning to 10:00 in evening.

Angelique is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company in order to have sufficient working capital to purchase more fish and cooking oil for her restaurant. With this loan she hopes to increase her business, which will help her to serve more customers.

Additional Information

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 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
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 569.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Angelique to buy more fish and cooking oil for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2010