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Virginie is 46 years old, married with 4 children who are 17, 20, 22, and 25 years old. Virginie has been in the business of renting out wedding clothes for about 10 years. Virginie is happy in her business because it helps her to take care of her family. The hours of her business are from 5 AM to 7 PM every day.

Virginie is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of purchasing some other styles of wedding clothes. Those new styles are modern styles, and she hopes that once she adds those new styles to her business, she will attract many young people who are ready for marriage and she hopes that once they are ready to get married, they will come to rent clothes. Virginie, by using this Kiva loan, expects to see an increase in sustainability in her business.

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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 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
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $17,124,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Virginie additional wedding clothes to rent out.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2010