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Leocadie was born in 1961 and has no children. Her husband helps her – both in the development of their family and in their business. Leocadie is able to meet all the basic needs of her family, thanks to her business. She owns a business selling beef. Leocadie is seasoned in this field with 15 year of experience. Leocadie is an important person simply because she is able to employ two people from her community. The hours of her business are from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening, every day.

Leocadie is requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company which will allow her to satisfy her customers through the purchase of cows enough for her customers. With some extra money, Leocadie hopes to buy a car.

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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
  • 8
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD