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Providence A. is a 33-year-old married mother of three. Her children are aged 2, 3, and 5. She and her husband both work to contribute to their family's well-being.

Providence runs an arts and crafts shop specializing in Rwandan baskets in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. She already has one employee after being in business for just one year. Providence works hard 12 hours a day to earn herself 333,000 FRW a month. As it is Providence's first loan, her hope is that, with this 500,000 FRW loan, she can further expand her basket 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
  • 8
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 567.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD