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Florence is 33 years old and she is married with 4 children who are 6, 11, 13 and 14 years old. Florence is a self-employed businesswoman who is commonly known in the business of selling dishes such as saucepans, thermoses and bowls, as her picture indicates. Florence has been in this business for about 5 years and her business hours are from 8 am to 6 pm every day.

Florence needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. On receiving this loan, Florence will expand her business through purchasing different types of dishes for sale. With these different types of dishes, Florence will hopefully earn more profits which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability and continue building a secure future for her family.

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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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 578.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD