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Dina
Dina is 54 years old and is married with four children who are 16, 18, 21 and 23 years old. Dina is a proven entrepreneur dealing in the sale of clothing items: mainly fabrics for clothes and some other items needed in sewing various styles of clothes. She has been in this business for about fifteen years and the hours of her business are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Dina is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company so that she can expand her business by adding more clothing items for sale which, hopefully, will allow her to satisfy the demands of her customers. Through this satisfaction, she will continue paying school fees for her children and providing more food for them. In addition, she will keep making some savings for further reinvestment 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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD