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Vestine
Vestine is 40 years old and married with four children who are between 4 and 19 years old. Vestine owns a shop where she sells a variety of goods which include rice, sugar, salt, etc. She also sells drinks and some other goods (as shown in the picture). She has been in this business for about three years. The business hours are from 6 am to 9 pm every day.

Vestine needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Vestine will purchase a large quantity of foodstuffs. She hopes to earn more profits which, in turn, will allow her to keep reinvesting in her business for better financial stability.

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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
  • 59
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 584.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD