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Dieudonne is 25 years old and is still single. He lives with his parents in Nyarugenge district, one of the districts of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. He owns an Internet cafe business and is a young man in this field because he has been an entrepreneur only since 2009.

Dieudonne is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance in order to expand his business. He will use the loan to purchase more computers to be used in his business and other materials such as chairs and so on.

Dieudonne is a hardworking man. His business is well organized and he is able to employ one person as a helper. The hours of his business are from eight in the morning to ten in the evening every day, even during the weekend. With this loan, he will be able to obtain more profits, which will help him to get married in the 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 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
  • 48
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,941,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 573.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Dieudonne to buy more computers for his Internet café.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2010
Mar 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2010