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Petronille
Petronille was born in 1971 and is married with three children. The first child is 16 years old, the next is 11 years old and the last one is 9 years old. Petronille owns a small business selling empty Jeri cans; this business is profitable in her region. Petronille employs one person from her community as a helper. The hours of her daily activities are from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening every day except one day a week.

Petronille is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more empty Jeri cans. With this loan, Petronille will be able to save money and pay school fees for her children.

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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
  • 79
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,905,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD