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Rose is 32 years-old and married with two children aged between three and five years-old. Rose is a business woman and her husband works in the government. She owns a interior decor shop at Remera called Smart Decor Shop Ltd. She has been in the business of selling decorative items for the home for three years and she currently employs two people. She works from 7am to 8pm during the week and her shop is very well organised.

Rose is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more traditional handicrafts to sell which will allow her to improve her profits. She would like to save for the 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
  • 32
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Rose to purchase traditional handicrafts and other decor items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011