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Fiona M. is 24 years old and is married with two children. The first is two years old and the second is eight months of age. Fiona lives in the Gasabo district of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Fiona owns a small shop which has sold different kinds of products since 2008. She employs one person in her business which she operates every day from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Before starting this business she was a housewife and was not able to provide all her family’s needs.

With this loan, Fiona plans to expand her business which, through the increased profits, will help her to change the life of her family.

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This loan helps low-income entrepreneurs in Rwanda grow their businesses and, ultimately, to support their families. These loans typically serve very poor and rural clients and particularly women, who often lack access to the traditional collateral needed for a loan. VFC serves these entrepreneurs through both individual and group loans and provides them with financial education and tools for them to save money for the future. By supporting this loan, you are helping Rwandan entrepreneurs build the means to support their families and improve their lives.

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR), is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision and is one of the largest microfinance institutions serving rural underprivileged communities in Rwanda, many of which do not have access to formal financial services.

VFC serves people and communities that are economically productive but low-income, especially in very rural areas. This includes small business owners and salary earners who are looking for opportunities to provide better lives for their families and a promising future for their children.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,573,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD