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Solange was born in 1980 and is married with two children. She also takes care of one dependent.

Solange is businesswoman but her husband doesn't work. For that reason, she works hard so that she is able to provide all the basic needs of her family.

Solange owns a small business selling various products such as rice, sugar, and so on. She has an experience of four years in her business and she says that her business is profitable in her area. The hours of her business are from five in the morning to nine in the evening every day.

Solange is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business through purchasing more products for her store. With this loan, she expects to earn more profits to use for her family and in her business as well.

With the extra income, Solange will be able to save money for her future.

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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
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 584.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Solange to purchase more products for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011