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Odille is 32 years old, is married, and takes care of two dependents. She lives in Gasabo where she owns a business selling women’s clothes and this is her eighth successful year in this business. The hours of her business are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Odille is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company 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, she hopes to attract more customers to her shop and hopefully earn more profits in the process.

This, in turn will allow Odille and her devoted husband to reinvest in some other sources of income as well as creating more jobs for the people in her community.

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.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Odille to buy addttional styles of clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2010