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Vestine is 39 years old and married with three children. She is a proven entrepreneur well known in her business of selling cassava. She has been in this business for about 22 years. The hours of her business are from 6 am until late in the evening hours.

Vestine is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to satisfy the demands of her customers by purchasing a large quantity of cassava. With her client satisfaction, Vestine expects to earn more profits which will allow her to build her own house.

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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
  • 33
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD