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Martin is 51 years old and is married, with three children who are between 6 and 20 years old. Martin takes care of one dependent who is a 20 year-old relative. He and his wife work hard for the development of their family.

Martin owns a business selling cassava. His business is well-known, as well as organized. He employs three people as helpers so that his business runs smoothly. Martin has four years experience in his business. The hours of his business are from 6am until 9pm every day.

Martin has requested his first loan from KIva lenders, via Vision Finance Company, in order to purchase more cassava. That will help him to satisfy his many customers of cassava. Martin will then be able to earn more profits to be reinvested in his business, and will save money for his future.

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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 Martin to purchase more large quanties of cassava.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2011
Mar 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011