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Mediatrice is 41 years old and married. She has 4 children between 9 and 17 years old and she cares for 3 orphans who are between 18 and 24 years old. Mediatrice is in retail sales at Nyabugogo Market in Kigali. She has been in this business for about 10 years. Her business is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. most days and she currently employs one other person to help her run the store.

Mediatrice has requested a Kiva loan that will allow her to increase her sales by purchasing more products for her store. With the additional business, which hopefully will attract many customers, Mediatrice will keep expanding her business with a vision of being financially stable.

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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
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $17,124,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Mediatrice to purchase more products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2010
Jan 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011