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Emerthe is 54 years old and is married with two children. She is well-known in the business of selling bananas and she has been in this business for about fifteen years. She runs her business from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Emerthe would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase a large quantity of bananas. With this additional quantity for sale, she will hopefully earn more profits. This, in turn, will allow her to keep reinvesting in her business and set up some new sources of income as well as create more jobs for the people in her community.

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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
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 574.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Emerthe to buy a large quantity of bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2010
May 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011