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Petronille was born in 1971 and is married with three children. The first child is 16 years old, the next is 11 years old and the last one is 9 years old. Petronille owns a small business selling empty Jeri cans; this business is profitable in her region. Petronille employs one person from her community as a helper. The hours of her daily activities are from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening every day except one day a week.

Petronille is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more empty Jeri cans. With this loan, Petronille will be able to save money and pay school fees for her children.

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
  • 592.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Petronille to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011