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Eraste is 26 years old. He is married and has two children. He has owned his small general store for about two years. Eraste sells spare parts in the store, and his business is open from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day.

Eraste has requested a Kiva loan so that he can expand his shop by adding more spare parts. With the profits that he earns, Eraste plans to start saving, to pay school fees for his children, and to improve his family's situation.

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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
  • 48
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Eraste to purchase more spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2011
Jul 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012