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Pelagie is 31 years old and she is married with two kids, ages 4 and 6 years old. Pelagie is a self-employed businesswoman selling new trousers as well as shirts. Pelagie has been in this business for about three years. The business hours are from 7 am to 8 pm every day.

Pelagie needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. With this loan, she will expand her business by purchasing different styles of new jeans as well as shirts. Hopefully, she will earn more profit which will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability in 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
  • 46
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 583.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Pelagie to buy different styles of new jeans as well as shirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011