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Redempta is 36 years old and is married with four children who are 3, 5, 10 and 13 years old. She is well-known as a wholesaler of sweets (candies). She has been in this business for about two years and she operates her business from early in the morning until late in the evening hours. She struggles much in her daily business so that she can get food for her children.

Redempta needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company so that she can expand her business by adding the wholesale of cookies, biscuits and some other pastries. In addition, with this loan, she will start wholesaling soft drinks like soda, juice etc.

If successful, Redempta will continue taking care of her children as well as building a secure future for them. In addition she will start saving for further reinvestment in her business.

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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
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,416,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Redempta to add the wholesale of cookies, biscuits and some other pastries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010