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Celestin is 49 years old and is married with five children aged between 8 and 16 years old. Celestin makes a living by selling a variety of clothes such as: men's clothes and women's clothes. His business is well-organized. Celestin has 4 years of experience. He currently employs one person and his business is open from 7am to 6pm every day except on Sunday.

Celestin has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more various types of clothes to sell. With any profits, Celestin hopes to continue reinvesting in his business and to save for the 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
  • 41
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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 $850 helped Celestin to buy more men's and women's clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Apr 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011