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Jaqueline is 30 years old, is single, and lives with her parents. She owns a business selling various clothes; in this business she has an experience of seven years and employs one person as a helper. Her business starts at seven in the morning and runs to eight in the evening every day except Saturday. Her business is profitable but, unfortunately, she has only a small amount of capital invested in it.

Jaqueline is requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business which will allow her to earn more profits. She expects to reinvest this profit 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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,392,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 579.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD