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Greetings from Gorette in her beauty salon business in Kigali, Rwanda. Gorette is 39 years old and a single mother of two children and four adopted orphans of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Gorette, who has been in the credit association since 2004, also works in the African Library. In addition to that, her salon business in Kigali attracts many working-class clients. She employs two people in her salon. She earns about $150 per month from her business. One of the challenges in her business is not having enough equipment in the hair salon, especially for women clients.

She is looking for a loan worth 500,000 Frws to buy two hair-drying helmets for her salon.

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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 Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund 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.

VFC 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
  • 49
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,926,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 548.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Gorette to buy two hair-drying helmets for her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2008
Sep 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009