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Beatrice is 50 years old and married with eight children who are between the ages of 8 and 24 years old. Beatrice makes a living by selling pastries in her shop and some drinks. She has been in this small business for about two years. The hours of her business are from 6 am to 9 pm every day.

After realizing that her sales can't satisfy her customers, Beatrice decided to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Beatrice will hopefully satisfy her customers by purchasing a large quantity of beverages and pastries. If successful, Beatrice will hopefully earn more profit which will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability.

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
  • 30
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Beatrice to buy a large enough quantity of beverages and pastries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011