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Beatrice is 31 years old. She is married and has four children who are between 1 and 7 years old. Beatrice is well known in her business. She sells a variety of goods, mainly hardware items, like cylinders, lock machines, etc. Beatrice has been in this business for about 5 years. The hours of her business are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Beatrice is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase a large quantity of those hardware items so she can start wholesaling, as well as improving her retailing business. With this loan, Beatrice will, hopefully, earn more profits, so she can keep reinvesting in her business and improving the lifestyle 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
  • 43
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Beatrice a variety of goods including hardware items etc....
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011