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Solange is 34 years old. She is married with two children between 6 months and 3 years old. Solange has a small retail store selling a wide variety of goods. She has been in this business for two years and the hours of her business are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. She currently employs one person.

Solange will use this loan to purchase different goods to sell, such as bread, juice, lotion, fruits, etc. Any profits she makes will allow her to continue taking care of her children. In addition, she will start to save for the future and to reinvest in 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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD