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Violette is 32 years old and is married with three children aged between 4 and 17 years. She also takes care of one dependent from another family. She lives in the Nyarugenge district in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Violette has been in the retail shop business for the past three years and employs one person in this business as a helper. The hours of her business are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Sunday.

Violette is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders Via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase additional items like cosmetic products. With this expansion, she believes she will earn more profits that will allow her to save money for building a secure future for her family and be able to continue paying school fees for her children.

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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
  • 34
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD