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A greeting from Odette B.. Odette lives in Nyarugenge District in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Odette is 43 years old. She is married to Marcel Rutaganda and they have five children.

This entrepreneur owns a stationery shop in the middle town of Kigali where she sells all office supplies and the services of a photocopier. She has two full-time workers who help her to run her business. In fact, Odette has such a stable business that, from her profits, she is able to pay school fees for her children and buy food to sustain them.

She had been doing the same business for 5 years. This entrepreneur opens her business from 7:00am to 19:00pm. She makes approximately 200000Rwf per month.

Odette B. hopes to expand her business and continue to pay school fees for her children.

Odette is requesting a loan of 500000Rwf from Vision Finance Company, S.A. This loan will be repaid in eight months on a monthly basis.

Additional Information

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
  • $18,255,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Odette extend the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009