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Theodosie is 51 years old and is married with five children. She also takes care one dependent who is 20 years old.

Theodosie is well-known in the business of selling a variety of drinks and this is her sixteenth successful year in this business. Her business operates mostly in the afternoon hours until late in the evening.

Theodosie, after realizing that her capital is too low to expand meaningfully, would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. Once given this loan, she hopes that her sales and her profits will increase.

If successful, Theodosie will keep expanding her business till she becomes financially stable and, in addition to that, she will be able to keep satisfying all the basic needs 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
  • 35
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 587.4
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Theodosie to buy a variety of drinks for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011