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Victoire is 48 years old and divorced. She takes care of four children who are between 9 and 17 years old. Victoire works hard so that she provides all the basic needs of her children. Victoire owns a small business (a restaurant) in her living place and it is profitable. The hours of her business are from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening every day, even during the weekend.

Victoire is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business, which will make her efficient as well as effective and more successful. This loan will help her buy additional equipment and foodstuffs to satisfy the demands of her customers.

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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 Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund 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.

VFC 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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $17,124,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 582.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Victoire to buy equipment and foodstuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011