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Laurent is 54 years old and is married with six children between the ages 10 and 26 years old. His business is well organized. He sells eggplant and tomatoes in his market. Laurent has 15 years of experience, with one person to help him. He starts from 7am until 7pm every day.

Laurent has requested a loan from Kiva lender Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business by buying more quantities of tomatoes and eggplant to sell. With this profit, Laurent will reinvest in his business, pay children's school fees and pay medical insurance for his 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
  • 45
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,420,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Laurent to purchase more quantities of tomatoes and eggplant to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 30, 2013