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Cansilde is 51 years old and is married with four children aged between 13 and 24 years old. She owns a restaurant from where she sells items such as beans, bananas, meat, rice, juice, soda, and water. Her business is well organized, and she works on weekdays from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. She has had her restaurant for three years and she currently employs five people.

Cansilde has requested a loan from Kiva field partner Vision Finance Company in order to buy more inventory for her restaurant, including beans, bananas, meat, rice, juice, soda, and water. Cansilde plans to reinvest any extra profit she realizes as a result of the loan back into her business, and hopes that some day she will be able to buy a house for her family.

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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
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Cansilde to buy beans, bananas, meat, rice, juice, soda, and water for a restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 21, 2012