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Francoise is 29 years old and married with one child. Francoise is an entrepreneur selling a variety of foodstuffs. Those foodstuffs include rice, sugar, different types of flour, cooking oil etc. Francoise has been in this business for about two years. Her shop is open from 6 am to 6 pm every day.

Francoise struggles to make a profit and believes that she is unable to satisfy her customer needs. To end this, a small amount of additional capital would help her business grow in a meaningful way. For that reason, she is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase a large quantity of additional goods that hopefully will satisfy the demand of her customers and increase her sales in the process. If her notion to expand her products is successful, Francoise will be able to build her business and a secure future for her family.

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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
  • 49
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Francoise to purchase a large quantity of additional goods, mainly foodstuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010