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Angelique U. is 31 years old and is married with three children ages 2, 6 and 9. She also is responsible for an additional dependent who lives with the family and is 12 years old. Angelique and her family live in the Nyarugenge district of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Angelique recently (in 2008) opened a restaurant and employs three persons in her business. Her restaurant is open every day from 6:00 in the morning to 10:00 in evening.

Angelique is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company in order to have sufficient working capital to purchase more fish and cooking oil for her restaurant. With this loan she hopes to increase her business, which will help her to serve more customers.

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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
  • 31
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 569.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD