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Yvone was born in 1986 and is single. She lives with her parents; she has to contribute to providing all the basic needs for her family. Yvone owns a small business selling shoes and handbags; this business is profitable in Kigali city. Yvone employs one person from her community; her daily activities are from 7 in the morning to 6 in the evening every day except on Sunday.

Yvone is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more shoes and handbags for the purpose of satisfying her customers. In this way, Yvone will be able to earn more profit which will help her to change her living conditions.

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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
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD