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Greetings from Rubona in Rwanda! E. is 47 years old and married with 6 children and two adopted orphans of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.

In 2001, E. started his business operating a retail shop. He sells beans, clothes, rice, cassava flour, sorghum, bars of soap, paraffin, and other domestic items needed by in the neighborhood. He earns about $125 every month. He is the sole trader in his shop. He is requesting a loan of 510,490 RWF to increase the stock in his shop.

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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
  • 48
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 551.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Neretse neretse would like to increase his working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009