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Godelive is 37 years old and she is married. She is a mother who is poor and struggles by selling some goods in her small shop so that she can buy her daily food. She has been in this business for ten years but, unfortunately, she has no savings from her business. The hours of her business are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

Godelive is now requesting a Kiva loan so that she can expand her shop by adding enough cosmetics goods, foodstuffs like sugar, rice and different types of flour, and some other goods which seem to be in high demand in her business area.

With this loan, Godelive hopes to earn more profits than her simple previous business. If successful, she will start saving as well as improving her family situation.

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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
  • 35
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Godelive to add more cosmetics goods and foodstuffs like sugar, rice and different types of flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010