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Sophie is 24 years old and is married with one child. She is widely known for her business selling a variety of goods such as soap, biscuits, lotions, water and so on. Sophie has been in this business for five years and the hours of her business are from 6am until 9pm every day.

She has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business. With this loan, Sophie will start adding to her business the sale of powders, pens, sugar, etc. With the sale of these items, she will expand her business and thus her profits will increase. With these profits, she will gradually keep reinvesting for better financial stability.

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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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,926,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Sophie to purchase more goods such as lotions, soap, biscuits, and powders, pens, sugar, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Apr 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011