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Lucie is 23 years old, married with one child who is two years old. Lucie is a self-employed businesswoman who is in the business of selling new shirts for men. She has been in this business for about 4 years; her business is open 7 am to 6 pm every day.

Although Lucie has been in this business for about 4 years, her capital is still too low to expand meaningfully. To end this situation, she needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, she will hopefully earn more profits through the sale of a big number of shirts which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability. In addition to that, she will continue taking care 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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 578.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Lucie buying a lot of shirts for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011