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Greetings from Rwanda! Athanase is 40 years old and is married, with two children who are 4 and 8 years old. He owns a small general store and employs one person.

Athanase has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to help expand his business by purchasing a large quantity of sugar and rice, as they are in high demand. He has lots of plans for any profits that he makes from the business. These include renovating his house, paying school fees for his two children, as well as building a secure future for his children.

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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 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
  • 47
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,941,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Athanase to purchase a large quantity of sugar and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011