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Ancille is 43 years old and is married with five children between the ages of 10 and 17. She earns a living by sewing different styles of clothing. Her business is well organized, and she is in her fourth successful year. She works from 8 a.m until 5 p.m every day, and she employs one person to help her.

Ancille has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to buy more cloth for sewing clothes. By expanding her business and adding more equipment and workers, she hopes to increase her profits so she can save for her future and pay her children's school fees.

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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
  • 30
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Ancille to purchase more cloth for sewing clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012