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Fortunee is 32 years old and is married with one child, who is one year old. Fortunee is a serious and determined woman who works hard to earn more profit from her business. Normally, Fortunee sells different kinds of products such as sugar, soaps, other cosmetic products and so forth. This is her eighth successful month in business. Her small shop is open from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening every day.

Fortunee has now requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by purchasing more products. This loan will be important for her because she will be able to attract more customers. Fortunee plans to reinvest any profit back into 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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD