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Pelagie is 27 years old and married. She has two children age 1 and 6 years old.

Pelagie owns a business selling sorghum. Her business is well known and well organized and she has four years of experience in this business. She currently employs three people to help her and her business runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. per week except on Sunday.

Pelagie has requested a loan from Kiva via Vision Finance Company in order to buy large quantities of sorghum for resale. With any profit, Pelagie will reinvest her profits in her business and pay school fees for her children.

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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
  • $18,405,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Pelagie to buy large quantities of sorghum for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2012