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Claudette is 23 years old, married without children or dependents. She lives in the southern province of Rwanda near the Forest of Nyungwe Park which is approximately 3 hours' drive from the capital of Rwanda.

Claudette, before doing this business, was a farmer but she could not earn enough to take care of her family and this is the reason why she decided to start a business beginning 5 years ago.

By now, Claudette is a successful businesswoman who has her own shop with different kinds of products such as: undergarments, shoes, cosmetics,and household items. Claudette is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company and Kiva lenders to help her to purchase more inventory for her store and hopefully attract more customers which will mean more profits for her business.

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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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Claudette purchase more inventory for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010