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Flaurentine is 35 years old and is married with four children. She runs a hotel in Taba district in Rwanda. She and her husband both work hard in order to get all of the basic needs for their family. Flaurentine has been running her hotel for six years, and it is well-known and organized. She works from 6am until 8pm every day.

Flaurentine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her hotel. Flaurentine will use this loan to purchase additional products like beer and goat. With any profit, Flaurentine plans to continue to increase her business.

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 Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund 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.

VFC 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
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $17,124,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Flaurentine to buy more goat and beer to serve to clients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011