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Patricie is 39 years old. She is married with four children who are between 3 and 13 years old. Patricie makes her living by sewing different styles of African clothes. She has been in this business for five years. She operates her business from 8am until 7pm every day. She employs three people to help her.

Patricie has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company s.a. in order to purchase more African clothes for sewing. Patricie will hopefully earn more profit, which will allow her to create other areas of the same business. She will also be able to save money for her 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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Patricie to purchase more African clothes for sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2011
May 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011