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Gerardine is 24 years old and single. She sells various goods such as cooking oil, rice, beans, biscuits, sugar, avocado etc. She has two years' experience. Her business is well organized and she works from 7am to 8pm every day.
Gerardine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to expand her store by purchasing more and various goods such as cooking oil, rice, beans, biscuits, sugar, avocado etc. for resale. With the profits, she will reinvest in her business and will be able to build her own house.

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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
  • 27
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Gerardine to expand her store by purchasing more goods such as sugar, biscuits, avocado etc. for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2011
Aug 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012