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Alphonsine is 29 years old and married with one child who is one and a half years old. Alphonsine's husband is a driver. This family works hard to develop their family. Alphonsine owns a small business selling shoes. This business is profitable in the city where her business is located.

Alphonsine is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more shoes to sell. This loan will be fruitful because she will be able to sell a large quantity of shoes, which will allow her to earn more profit.

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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
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD