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Leonie is 30 years old and is married with three children between one and six years old. She earns a living by selling products such as cassava and sorghum. Leonie has been successfully running her business for ten years. Her business is well-organized and she currently employs one person to help her. Leonie works from seven in the morning until six at night every day except Saturday.

Leonie has requested a Kiva loan through the Vision Finance Company to buy more sacks of cassava and sorghum. By expanding her business and increasing her inventory, Leonie hopes to earn more profits. Leonie will save her profits for the future and reinvest in her business.

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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
  • 40
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,275,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Leonie to purchase sacks of cassava and sorghum.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2011
Apr 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011