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Eugenie was born in 1962 and is married with 8 children, aged between 6 and 12. Eugenie owns a small business selling various clothes. This business is profitable and that is the reason why it was chosen by her so that she can solve her family problems. Eugenie’s business is well organized and known. She employs one person from her community as a helper. Eugenie has an experience of 10 years in her business; even though she is seasoned in her business, she does not make enough money from it.

Eugenie is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of growing her business which will allow her to attract more customers. She will be able to create new jobs as well. Having more customers will help her to earn more profits which are her main target. As a part of business, Eugenie studies English which is the language used in business and socializes with her children as well.

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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
  • 23
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD