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Liberathe is 38 years old, married with eight children aged between three and 18 years. Liberathe sells a local traditional beer in the Rugarama District in Rwanda. She has been in this business for about six years. The hours of her small bar are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, except on Saturdays.

She currently employs three people in her business.

Liberathe will use this loan to buy more sorghum for making local traditional beer.

With this loan, Liberathe hopes also to improve the quality of service in her bar. If it is completely successful, Liberathe will start saving for her 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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 588.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Liberathe to buy more sorghum to make traditional beer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011