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Nelly is 34 years old and married with three children. The first one is 14 years old, the next is 6 years old and the last is 3 years old. Nelly is a businesswoman as is her husband. This family is serious about her daily activities. Nelly owns a small business selling shoes. Nelly employs one person from her community and the hours of her shop are from 7 in the morning to 8 in the evening every day except on Saturday. Nelly has one year of experience in her business.

Nelly is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by purchasing more shoes to sell. This loan will help Nelly satisfy her customers, which is one way to earn more profits.

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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
  • 24
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,426,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD