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Claude is 20 years old and is single. He has four years' experience selling various goods like: lotions, sugar, soap, toothpaste, etc. The hours of his business are from 7am to 8pm per day each week and he currently employs one person to help him.

Claude has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase various goods such as: lotions, sugar, soap, toothpaste, etc. to sell. With any profits from the loan, Claude would like to satisfy his family's basic needs and to start saving for his future. Claude hopes to build his own house.

Additional Information

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 Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund 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.

VFC 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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $17,124,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Claude to purchase goods such as: lotions, sugar, soap, toothpaste, etc. to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012