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Jeanne is 39 years old and is married with five children who are 5, 9, 11, 13 and 15 years old. Jeanne and her family live in Rulindo, a region of the Northern Province of Rwanda. Here, Jeanne lives by selling domestic animals including cows and goats. This is her ninth successful year in this business and her business hours are from 7 a.m. until late in the evening hours.

As Jeanne has gained experience in selling domestic animals, her number of customers has increased to the the extent that her original investment seems to be too low to purchase enough cows and goats for sale. She would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company so that she can increase her sales.

With this loan, and with her hope to satisfy the demand of her customers by selling at the cheapest price, Jeanne will do that and, of course, her profits will increase. With those profits, one portion will be used to build a secure future for her family and another portion will be used to reinvest 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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 573.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD