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Nelly is 34 years old and married with three children. The first one is 14 years old, the next is 6 years old and the last is 3 years old. Nelly is a businesswoman as is her husband. This family is serious about her daily activities. Nelly owns a small business selling shoes. Nelly employs one person from her community and the hours of her shop are from 7 in the morning to 8 in the evening every day except on Saturday. Nelly has one year of experience in her business.

Nelly is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by purchasing more shoes to sell. This loan will help Nelly satisfy her customers, which is one way to earn more profits.

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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 Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund 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.

VFC 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
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $17,124,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Nelly to purchase more shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2010
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011