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Fiona
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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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
  • 86
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,777,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD