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Asiya is 30 years old, married with one child who is 4 years old . She also takes care of one dependent from another family. Asiya lives in Nyarugenge in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, where she has had a small shop selling various styles of clothes for men and women for many years. This is her 8th year of successful operation in this business! The hours of her shop are from 8AM to 9PM every day except Saturday.

Asiya is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company and Kiva lenders in order to expand her business through purchasing some other attractive clothing styles for sale as well as additional sizes and colors. With this loan, Asiya hopes to attract more customers to her shop and hopefully earn more profit in the process. This, in turn, will allow her and her devoted husband to move closer to their dream of buying a house of their own - also, it will allow her to provide more and better food for her family and her dependent.

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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
  • 42
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 565.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Asiya purchase more variety, styles and sizes of clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010