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Delphine B. is 32 years old and is married with two children. She also takes care of two dependents who are 6 and 17 years old. Delphine lives in Gasabo district, in Kigali, the capital city.

Delphine is a proven entrepreneur with ten years of experience. She sells a variety of goods in her small grocery store as her photo indicates. She employs one person in her shop and the hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

Delphine is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company and Kiva lenders in order to expand her business. She will use the loan to purchase more variety of attractive goods such as soft drinks, biscuits (cookies), sweets (candies) and novelties which she hopes will appeal to her existing customer base and attract new customers as well.

By receiving and using this loan prudently, and with the hoped for profit from the expansion of her business, Delphine will be able to set aside savings to take care of her family and dependents.

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
  • 39
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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 Delphine to buy a variety of attractive goods for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2010