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Emerthe
Emerthe is 54 years old and is married with two children. She is well-known in the business of selling bananas and she has been in this business for about fifteen years. She runs her business from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Emerthe would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase a large quantity of bananas. With this additional quantity for sale, she will hopefully earn more profits. This, in turn, will allow her to keep reinvesting in her business and set up some new sources of income as well as create more jobs for the people in 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
  • 47
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,350,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 574.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD