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Speciose is 44 years old and married. Speciose and her husband take care of 3 dependents aged 9,12, and 20. Speciose and her family live in the northern province of Rwanda, in a place called Nyarugenge, which is approximately 3 hours' drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Here, Speciose has had her own butcher shop for the past four years. The demands of her business require that she work from 6 AM to 7 PM every day except Sunday.

This is Speciose's second loan; she paid back her first loan in full and on time. Her business has been a bit slow recently and her working capital is strained. Speciose believes that if she gets her second loan, she will be able to supply sufficient meat and meat products to her customers and purchase needed supplies. Any profits that Speciose earns from the products that she purchases with this loan she will reinvest in her business to strengthen her balance sheet.

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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
  • 45
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,420,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

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