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Martine U. is 33 years old and single. She lives with her parents in Nyarugenge district outside of Kigali, where she owns her restaurant and drinking establishment – recently opened, just last year. Martine employs four persons from her community in her popular gathering spot, which is open every day from 8AM to 10 PM.

Martine is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company in order to provide needed working capital reserves for her business, which will allow her to purchase sufficient inventory and supplies, which will help her to have a more successful enterprise.

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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 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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 569.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Martine working Capital and Inventory/Foodstuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2010