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Greetings from Chantal M. in Kigali, Rwanda! Chantal is 33 years old, married, and has four children (aged 13, 10, 7, and 5 months) and four dependants.

Chantal is requesting her first loan from Kiva partner, Vision Finance Company, so that she can buy more clothing to sell from her market stall. She has been in business for ten years and has one employee in her shop. She works daily from 7am to 5pm. Chantal is requesting a loan of 500 000 RWF to be repaid on a monthly basis over an eight-month period.

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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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Chantal to buy more clothes for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2009
Apr 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009