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Adidas is 32 years old and married with five children who are 5, 6, 10, 12, and 13 years old. Adidas sells a small quantity of goods in order to get her daily food. Those goods include water, tomato sauce, drinks, etc. Her shop is open from 9 am to 4 pm every day and she has about 10 years' experience in this line of work.

Adidas is now requesting a Kiva loan to purchase more goods for sale in her shop. With these additional goods, the sales and the customers will increase as well as the profits. These profits will be used in creating many sources of income as well as creating more jobs for the people from her community.

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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
  • 24
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 583.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD