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Leocadie is 38 years old and she is married with 3 children who are 5, 8 and 10 years old. Leocadie owns a shop where she sells hardware items as her picture above indicates. Leocadie has been in this business for about 4 years and her shop is open from7 am to 7 pm every day.

Leocadie needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. This loan will allow her to expand her business through purchasing a variety of hardware items which in turn will increase her sales as well as profits. If successful, she will keep reinvesting in her business for better financial stability and in addition to that, she will continue improving the lifestyle 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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 583.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD