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Beatrice N. is 36 years old without children and lives alone. Her home is in Burera district, the Northern Province of Rwanda, approximately three hours from Kigali, the capital city.

Recognizing the need to make a living for herself, Beatrice started a business buying and selling potatoes three year ago and has been successful, despite not having any previous experience. Her business is such that it requires her to work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.

Beatrice is requesting her second loan from Vision Finance Company - it is worth noting that her first loan was paid back on time and in full. This second loan will add to her working capital and and allow her to purchase more and better quality potatoes at better prices in order to attract new customers.

Through accessing this loan, if her expansion plans are successful, Beatrice will able to continue her life as a self-employed woman with a successful enterprise and build a stronger business and a more secure future for herself.

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
  • 30
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 565.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Beatrice to purchase more potatoes and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2009
Nov 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010