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Monique was born in 1986. She is married with one child who is 3 years old and one dependant. Monique's husband helps her so that they give good service to their customers. Monique sells various products such as rice, sugar, salt, and so on. This business is profitable as her community needs foodstuffs from her shop. Monique has four years of experience in this business. Her hours are from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening every day, except for one day in the week.

Monique is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by purchasing more products. This expansion will help Monique to attract more customers which will be one way of earning more profit.

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
  • 581.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Monique to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011