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Francoise is 40 years old, married with two children aged one and six. Francoise takes care of one dependent who is 10 years old; this dependent is a relative. Francoise owns a business selling construction materials, however, her husband doesn’t work. Francoise has an experience of two years. The hours of her business are from 7 in the morning to 6 in the evening every except on Saturday.

Francoise is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more construction materials. With this expansion, Francoise will be able to satisfy her customers and to earn more profit to be used in her business and for her family as well.

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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Francoise expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011