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Beatrice is 33 years old, married with two children who are 7 and 18 years old. Beatrice is a self-employed businesswoman wholesaling sacks of Irish potatoes, and she has been in this business for a long time. The hours of her business are from early morning until late in the evening hours.

With the problem of not being able to satisfy the demand of her customers, Beatrice is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company which will allow her to increase the quantity of Irish potatoes she can sell. With this additional quantity, Beatrice expects to earn more profits, which in turn will allow her to be financially stable and continue taking good care of her family.

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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
  • 27
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,367,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 574.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD