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Emmanuel is 33 years old. He is married with six children between the ages 3 and 13 years old, and has two adopted orphans.

Emmanuel has been a motorbike taxi driver for three years. He gets up at 6 am and works until 11 pm everyday to transport people to their work places. He needs to pay $6 per day to the owner of the motorbike in order to use it.

Emmanuel has requested a loan worth 500,000 Rwf to buy his own motorbike taxi. His goal is to send all his children to school, build a house for the family, and save for his future.

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 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
  • 40
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Emmanuel to buy a motorbike.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2010
Dec 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011