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Virginie is 46 years old, married with 4 children who are 17, 20, 22, and 25 years old. Virginie has been in the business of renting out wedding clothes for about 10 years. Virginie is happy in her business because it helps her to take care of her family. The hours of her business are from 5 AM to 7 PM every day.

Virginie is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of purchasing some other styles of wedding clothes. Those new styles are modern styles, and she hopes that once she adds those new styles to her business, she will attract many young people who are ready for marriage and she hopes that once they are ready to get married, they will come to rent clothes. Virginie, by using this Kiva loan, expects to see an increase in sustainability in her business.

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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
  • 105
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD