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C4351 Abanyamurava Group
In this Group: Job , Fabien, Alexandre, Jacqueline, Rachel
Jacqueline is 49 years old, married with 2 children aged 19 and 23 years old. Jacqueline lives in Kimironko, which is in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Jacqueline is the president of a group called “Abanyamurava." This group has successfully operated the business of selling clothes for two years. Today, Abanyamurava employs 2 people as helpers. The opening hours of the business are from 6 AM to 6 PM, every day except Sunday.

The members of this group are requesting their first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of growing their business in order to expand their business through purchasing a greater quantity and variety of clothes. They expect that this will increase their monthly sales of clothing by attracting more customers. This will (hopefully) bring them more profit. As the business grows and strengthens, they hope simply to take better care of their families.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of C4351 Abanyamurava Group's $1,325 loan helped a member more quantity and variety of clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2010