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Beatrice is 29 years old and married with two children who are 1 and 3 years old. Beatrice is in the business of selling Irish potatoes and this is her second successful year in this business. The business hours are from 7 am to 4 pm every day.

Beatrice, after realizing that her capital is still too low to expand meaningfully to satisfy her customers, needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. With the use of this loan, Beatrice will increase her sales as well as profits. With these profits, Beatrice will keep reinvesting in her business for better growth until she becomes a wholesaler to the retailers from her environmental area.

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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
  • 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 $850 helped Beatrice to purchase a large quantity of Irish potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011