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Adrie, age 38, owns and operates a general store. She and her husband have a seven-year-old child and also take care of Adrie's older sister. In her store, she sells various goods such as biscuits, water, toothpaste, and soap. She has operated her business for one year and works from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. She currently employs one person to help her.

Adrie has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase goods to sell in her store. With the expected profits, she is confident that she will be able to reinvest in her business as well as to pay for medical insurance.

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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
  • 27
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Adrie to purchase a variety of goods to offer for sale in her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 21, 2012