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Sarah was born in 1974 and is married with five children. Her husband is a businessman. This family works hard in order to supply all the needs of their family.

Sarah owns a small business selling various products such as soap, underwear, suits and so on. Her business is well-known in her area which is the reason why she wishes to increase her business.

Sarah is seasoned in her business because this is her fifteenth year of successful operation! The hours of her shop are from 6 in the morning to 9 in the evening, every day except Sunday. Sarah employs one person from her community as a helper so that her business runs well.

Sarah is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more products such as sugar, rice, and so on. With this loan she expects to earn more profits which will allow her to pay school fees for her children and to improve her living conditions.

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
  • 27
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,255,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Sarah to invest in expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011