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Dorothee is 34 years old. She is married with two children who are 4 and 7 years old. Dorothee is a self-employed businesswoman who is known for selling a variety of handcrafts items, as the picture itself indicates. Dorothee has been in this business for about 10 years and the business hours are from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Although Dorothee has been in this business for about 10 years, her capital is still too low to expand meaningfully. To end this, she will purchase a variety of handcrafts items for sale. These additional items will play a big part in increasing her revenue and continuing to take care of 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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 583.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD