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Bernadette M. is 30 years old, she is married and she has three children, with the ages: 9, 5, 2,and she takes care of 1 independent who is 37 years old.

Bernadette has been selling different kinds of shoes since 2006 working from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and employs one person. She gets a monthly profit of 300,000 RWF.

Bernadette is requesting her first loan of 500,000 RWF from Vision Finance Company s.a.
The purpose of this new loan is to expand her business through purchasing more shoes.

Through accessing this new loan, Bernadette hopes to help her husband to build their own house and save for the future of her family.

Additional Information

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
  • 22
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 564.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD