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Fortunee is 32 years old and is married with one child, who is one year old. Fortunee is a serious and determined woman who works hard to earn more profit from her business. Normally, Fortunee sells different kinds of products such as sugar, soaps, other cosmetic products and so forth. This is her eighth successful month in business. Her small shop is open from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening every day.

Fortunee has now requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by purchasing more products. This loan will be important for her because she will be able to attract more customers. Fortunee plans to reinvest any profit back into her business.

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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
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Fortunee to purchase more products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011