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Greetings from Claudine Icyimanizanye, a 27-year-old single woman in Gasabo District in Kigali city. She has one child aged 1 year old.

Claudine owns a shop in the Kimironko sector where she sells different kinds of things; she has one full-time employee to help her in running her business. Claudine has 2 years experience in this business. She starts working anywhere from 6:00am to 7:00am and makes a monthly profit of approximately US $100. Claudine intends to extend her business through this loan and hopes to reinvest the increased profits in her business.

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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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD