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Didace is 51 years old and is married with four children. He owns a public secretariat shop where he operates the business of photocopying, typing via the use of a computer, etc. He has been operating this business for about four years and the hours of his business are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Didace needs to request a Kiva loan with the purpose of purchasing some additional equipment like a scanner, one more computer, and a new, modern photocopying machine. With this additional equipment, he hopes to earn more profits which, in turn, will allow him to increase the size of his business through attracting a larger number of customers.

If the number of his customers keeps increasing, Didace hopes to create some other sources of income as well as creating jobs for the people in his community.

Additional Information

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
  • 42
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,423,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 574.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Didace to purchase additional equipment like a scanner, one more computer, and a new, modern photocopying machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011