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Gaudence is 33 years old and she is still single. Gaudence is well known for her business selling cloth as shown in the photo. This is her fourth successful year in this business. The hours of her business are from 8 am to 7 pm every day.

Gaudence needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. With this loan, Gaudence will expand her business by purchasing cloth. With this additional cloth, Gaudence's sales as well as profits will increase. If successful, Gaudence will keep reinvesting for better financial stability.

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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
  • 16
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD