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Illumine is 36 years old and is married with five children aged between five and 15 years old. Illumine sells soft drinks and local drinks such as water and Fanta. Her business is well organized. She works every day from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. and has had her business for three years.

Illumine has requested a loan from Kiva field partner Vision Finance Company in order to buy more water, Fanta, and other beverages for her business. With any additional profit she realizes as a result of this loan, she plans to reinvest in her business and save for her future. She hopes that one days she can buy a house of her own.

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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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Illumine to buy soft drinks and local drinks for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 23, 2012