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Esther was born in 1975 and is married with five children. Esther’s husband is a soldier, and they both work hard in order to get ahead in life. Esther is a businesswoman selling various products. Esther has chosen this business because is profitable in her area. The hours of her business are from 6 in the morning to 9 in the evening every day except on Saturday.

Esther is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to make an effort in her business through purchasing more general goods. With the expansion which should follow, Esther hopes to earn more profit which will make her more efficient as well as more effective and more successful.

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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Esther expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011