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Innocent is 28 years old and is married with three children aged between 8 months and 5 years. He lives in the Northern Province of Rwanda where he has had a shop since 1999. He employs one person in his shop, which is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Innocent is requesting his first loan from Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding his business through purchasing a greater variety of goods for sale.

By receiving and using this loan, Innocent hopes to improve his offerings to his customers and attract additional customers. If he is successful, the increased profits will help him to pay school fees and provide more, and better, food for his children. In addition, he hopes to help his community by bringing more high quality goods closer to them at the cheapest prices he is able to provide.

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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Innocent to buy a greater variety of goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2010