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Beatha is 30 years old, married with five children and she takes care of two dependents. Beatha has been working as a businesswoman wholesaling a variety of goods mainly cooking oil, rice, sweets, covered water, etc. She has been in this business for about one year and the hours of her business are from 6 am to 8 pm every day.

Beatha is now requesting a Kiva loan so that she can expand her shop by adding cosmetic goods and increasing the quantity of foodstuffs like sugar, rice, different types of flours and some other goods that seem to be highly demanded in her business area. With this loan, Beatha hopes that she will be able to satisfy the needs of her customers and hopefully her sales will increase as well as her profits. If successful, she will start saving as well as reinvesting in her business with one portion of the earned profits.

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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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Beatha to buy more foodstuffs like sugar, rice and different types of flours.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010