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Jeannette was born in 1972 and is married with four children aged 4 to 13. Jeannette’s husband is an evangelist. Jeannette owns a business selling maize flour; her business is well-known and organized as well. This business is profitable and that is the reason why it was chosen by her. Jeannette has an experience of 8 years and employs two people from her community as helpers so that her business runs well. Jeannette's shop is open from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening every day except on Saturday.

Jeannette is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business through purchasing rice as an additional product in her shop. Once this business is done, Jeannette will be able to attract more customers which is the best way of earning 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
  • 112
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,654,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD