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Francoise is 40 years old, married with two children aged one and six. Francoise takes care of one dependent who is 10 years old; this dependent is a relative. Francoise owns a business selling construction materials, however, her husband doesn’t work. Francoise has an experience of two years. The hours of her business are from 7 in the morning to 6 in the evening every except on Saturday.

Francoise is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more construction materials. With this expansion, Francoise will be able to satisfy her customers and to earn more profit to be used in her business and for her family 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
  • 100
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD