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Flaurentine is 35 years old and is married with four children. She runs a hotel in Taba district in Rwanda. She and her husband both work hard in order to get all of the basic needs for their family. Flaurentine has been running her hotel for six years, and it is well-known and organized. She works from 6am until 8pm every day.

Flaurentine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her hotel. Flaurentine will use this loan to purchase additional products like beer and goat. With any profit, Flaurentine plans to continue to increase her business.

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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
  • 21
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD