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Beatrice is 29 years old and married with two children who are 1 and 3 years old. Beatrice is in the business of selling Irish potatoes and this is her second successful year in this business. The business hours are from 7 am to 4 pm every day.

Beatrice, after realizing that her capital is still too low to expand meaningfully to satisfy her customers, needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. With the use of this loan, Beatrice will increase her sales as well as profits. With these profits, Beatrice will keep reinvesting in her business for better growth until she becomes a wholesaler to the retailers from her environmental area.

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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