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Dancilla
Dancilla M. is 40 years old, a widow with three children, and she takes care of two dependents with ages between 12 and 22 years old. Dancilla lives in Kicukiro district where she has owned a shop selling a mixed style of women’s shoes for the past eighteen years. Her business is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Dancilla is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business through adding men’s shoes for sale in her business. She hopes that the savings from additional profits that are not reinvested will allow her to take care of her children, including her two dependents, through paying school fees and providing more food for them.

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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
  • 94
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,450,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 565.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD