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Francoise is 25 years old and is married with one child who is one year and seven months of age. Francoise lives in Nyarugenge district, one of the districts of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Francoise owns a small business selling various products such as handbags, clothes and shoes. She works hard, as does her husband who is driver, in order to provide all the needs of their family. Francoise has been an entrepreneur since 2007. The hours of her business are from seven in the morning to six in the evening, every day except Saturday.

Francoise is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing some other attractive handbags, clothes and shoe styles for sale. With this loan she will be able to obtain more profits in the process. This, in turn will allow her to save money for her future.

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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
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 573.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Francoise to buy additional handbags, clothes and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2010
Mar 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2010