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M. Solange is 31 years old. She is married and she has five children aged 18, 16, 14, 12 and 10.

Solange owns a small shop where she sells cold drinks such as Fanta and beer. She has ten years experience in her business and she works everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. She earns a monthly profit is 150,000 Rwf.

Solange is requesting her first loan of 500,000 Rwf from Vision Finance Company. With the extra profits from this loan she hopes to expand her business, get more food for her family and pay school fees of her children.

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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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 564.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD