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Theoneste is 29 years old and is married with two children, 2 and 5 years old. His business is well organized and is open from 6 am until 9 pm every day. He employs two people to help him. He has two years' experience.

Theoneste has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase more sugar, rice, and bread. With this loan, Theoneste will expand his business by buying more producst to sell.

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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
  • 42
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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 $1,025 helped Theoneste to purchase more sugar, rice, and bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011