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Samuel is 35 years old and is married with three children aged between five and ten years old. He owns a boutique selling various goods such as lotions, soaps and biscuits. Samuel has seventeen years' experience and the hours of his business are from 6am to 8pm every day except on the weekend. He currently employs three people to help him.

Samuel has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase various goods such as lotions, soaps and biscuits to sell. With any profits from the loan, Samuel would like to satisfy his family's basic needs, start saving for his future and renovate his house.

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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
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Samuel to purchase various goods such as lotions, soaps and biscuits to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2012