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Sylverien is 37 years old and married with three children between 2 and 12 years of age. Sylverien is a motorbike driver. He offers the service of transportation in his region. Sylverien’s wife right now is a housewife. The hours of his work are from 5 in the morning to 10 in the evening every day, except on Saturday. Sylverien has been in this business for three years.

Sylverien is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to improve his family's economy through creating another business of selling shoes. This new business will be operated by Sylverien’s wife in order to help her to contribute to their family. This loan will be fruitful in this family simply because both will work hard for family and community.

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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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Sylverien to start a business selling shows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010