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Dancilla is 40 years old, married with 8 children, aged between 7 and 18. Dancilla’s husband owns a small business selling various products such as water, cooking oil, public phone service and so on. Dancilla is now a businesswoman, but before she was a farmer and she could not get all the basic needs for her family. Dancilla’s business is organized and important as well for her neighbors. The hours of her business are from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening every day except Sunday.

Dancilla is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of growing her business through purchasing attractive goods. Dancilla hopes that this will allow her to earn more profit. After earning those profits Dancilla will be able to provide for all the needs of 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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 583.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Dancilla purchasing attractive goods to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011