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Providence is 23 years old, and she is married with two children. Providence owns a shop where she sells a variety of goods as her picture indicates. Providence has owned this shop since 2009 and the business hours are from 6 am to 6 pm every day.

Providence needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, she will purchase a variety of foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, cooking oil and some pastries for sale. As these foodstuffs are highly demanded by a large number of her customers, she really hopes that her revenue will increase and she also hopes that the lifestyle of her family will also improve.

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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
  • 100
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD