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Antoinette I. is 35 years old, is married with four children aged between 15 and 2 years, and she has three dependents. She lives in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Antoinette has owned a small shop for three years where she sells different kinds of merchandises as shown in the photo. She opens her shop everyday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Before requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company, Antoinette was not able to earn more profit to help her to get more food for her children and to satisfy all the needs of her family.

With this new loan she hopes to earn more profit so that she is able to provide more food for her family and pay her children’s school fees.

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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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 565.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD