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Victoire is 48 years old and divorced. She takes care of four children who are between 9 and 17 years old. Victoire works hard so that she provides all the basic needs of her children. Victoire owns a small business (a restaurant) in her living place and it is profitable. The hours of her business are from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening every day, even during the weekend.

Victoire is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business, which will make her efficient as well as effective and more successful. This loan will help her buy additional equipment and foodstuffs to satisfy the demands of her customers.

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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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 582.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD