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Eugenie is 34 years old and is married with four children and two dependents. The children and dependents are aged between 10 and 24. Eugenie and her family live in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Eugenie is a self-employed businesswoman owning a shop selling Irish potatoes. This is her tenth successful year in this business. The hours of her business require that she work from early in morning until late in the evening.

Eugenie is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase a large quantity of Irish potatoes so that she can satisfy the demands of her customers. With this loan, Eugenie hopes to earn more profit than before.

Eugenie will reinvest a portion of her profit in the business so that she can be financially stable and save some for the future of her family.

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 Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund 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.

VFC 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
  • 46
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,941,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 569.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Eugenie to purchase more potatoes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010