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Egidia is 50 years old and married with three children between the ages 7 and 23 years old. She works in her general store from 8am until 8pm every day and has five year's of experience. Egidia sells water, juice, breads, cooking oil, rice and so on.

Egidia has requested a loan from Kiva lender to purchase more beans, sugar, water, juice, bread, cooking oil and so on. With the profits, Egidia will pay school fees for her children and save money.

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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 Egidia to purchase beans, sugar, water, juice, bread, cooking oil, rice and so on.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012