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Eliezel is 37 years old and is married with six children aged between 1 and 12 years old. His business is well organized and he sells various goods such as: lotions, biscuits, cooking oil, soap etc. He has ten years of experience and he currently employs two people to help him.

Eliezel has requested a loan from Kiva partner Vision Finance Company in order to buy various goods such as: lotions, biscuits, cooking oil, soap etc for resale. With the profit from this loan, Eliezel will be able to build his own house and reinvest in his 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
  • 27
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 603.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Eliezel to buy various goods such as: lotions, biscuits, cooking oil, soap etc for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 6, 2013