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Leocadie is 27 years old and married with three children who are 2, 4 and 5 years old. Leocadie struggles by in life selling a variety of jewelry. She has been in this business for about seven years. The hours of her business are from 6 am to 9 pm every day.

Leocadie needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. This loan will allow her to expand her business by adding the sale of modern jewelry. With this additional jewelry, Leocadie will hopefully earn more profit which will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability of the business as well as her family.

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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
  • 26
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,367,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD