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Elina is 34 years old and is married with five children between 8 and 17 years old. She sells cows and she has been in this business for eight years. She currently employs four people to help her, and her business is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. all week except in the weekend.

Elina has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her cow-breeding business. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future, to reinvest in her business, and to 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
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,423,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Elina to expand her cow breeding business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 13, 2013