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Rose
Rose is 32 years-old and married with two children aged between three and five years-old. Rose is a business woman and her husband works in the government. She owns a interior decor shop at Remera called Smart Decor Shop Ltd. She has been in the business of selling decorative items for the home for three years and she currently employs two people. She works from 7am to 8pm during the week and her shop is very well organised.

Rose is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more traditional handicrafts to sell which will allow her to improve her profits. She would like to save for the future.

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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
  • 24
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $11,741,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD