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J. Uwimpeta is 28 years old, is married, and she takes care of two orphans, 21 and 18 years old.

J. has owned a hardware shop for the past two years, working eleven hours a day, though the items to sell are still few.

After realizing that she has few items in her hardware shop, she is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company to purchase more items to sell.

Through accessing this new loan, J. plans to help her husband buy a house and help her two orphans attend university.

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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
  • 100
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 567.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD