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Jeannine B. has a dinnerware business, selling plates and other dishes and glassware. She is twenty-eight years old and married with one five-year-old child. Jeannine and her husband both work to earn a living for their family. Working from 7am to 8pm every day, she currently makes an income of 327,000 FRW (~ USD $654). Jeannine has requested a 500,000 FRW (USD $1000) loan to help expand her business. She also has plans to begin saving money from the profits of the loan. Jeannine has had two previous loans with Vision Finance Company since she started up her business in 2006. She has since hired two employees.

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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
  • 31
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,326,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 567.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD