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Greetings from U. Esperance. She is 33 years old and lives in Gasabo district in Kigali city.

Esperance is a widow and has a 3 year old child. This entrepreneur owns a shop that sells containers in Kimironko sector and she is seeking her first loan from Vision Finance Company in Rwanda worth 500,000Rwf. She runs the business herself with no employees. This entrepreneur has been working in the same business since 2005. She opens her business every day from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Esperance has a monthly profit of USD160. She is hoping to use the loan to expand her business and with the increased profit she hopes to buy a house and reinvest in her business.

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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 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
  • 1
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,573,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD