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Leoncie is 42 years old, she is married, and she has one child 12 years old. Leoncie lives in the Ngoma, a region of Rwamagana situated in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Here, Leoncie has a business sewing various models of clothes. She has been in this business for about twenty-five years and she starts sewing early in the morning hours until late in the evening.

Leoncie needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company so that she can expand her business through adding more sewing machines. With these additional sewing machines, Leoncie hopes to sew different styles of clothes which in turn will attract more customers.

With this loan, Leoncie hopes to create more jobs for the people in her community and she also hopes to earn more profits than previously.

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
  • 40
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 573.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Leoncie to buy additional sewing machines and clothing items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2010