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Christine is 56 years old and is a widow with four children aged between 18 and 28 years old. She sells various goods such as lotions, sugar, soap, salt, etc. and she has twelve years of experience in this work. The hours of her business are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Saturdays.

Christine has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy various goods such as lotions, sugar, soap, salt, etc. for resale. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future, build her own house, and re-invest in her business.

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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
  • 45
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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 $850 helped Christine to buy various goods such as lotions, sugar, soap, salt, etc. for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2012
May 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 1, 2014