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Geltulde is 29 years old and married with two children who are 4 and 6 years old. Geltulde is well known for her business selling a variety of goods in her shop. She has owned a shop for a long time. The hours of her business are from 6 am to 9 am every day.

Geltulde needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. With this loan, Geltulde will expand her business by investing in the sale of foodstuffs (beans, rice, peas, sugar, etc.) She really hopes that her revenue will increase. If successful, Geltulde will keep reinvesting in her business for better financial stability and for taking care 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
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Geltulde to buy a variety of goods, mainly foodstuffs (beans, rice, peas, sugar, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011