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Charlotte
Greetings from Charlotte M. in Kigali, Rwanda! Charlotte has been a tailor in Kigali for five years and has previously taken out seven microfinance loans. She is currently requesting a loan worth 500,000 Rwandan Francs, payable on a monthly basis over an 8 month period.

She has one employee at her tailoring shop who helps her to fill the orders of her customers. She works from 9:00am to 7:00pm every day. Charlotte is married with two children and one orphan whom she cares for. Her husband is a driver of a taxi in town. She intends to use the profits from her business to continue to reinvest in the shop so that it can grow.

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About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.

VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,777,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD