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Mediatrice is 41 years old and married. She has 4 children between 9 and 17 years old and she cares for 3 orphans who are between 18 and 24 years old. Mediatrice is in retail sales at Nyabugogo Market in Kigali. She has been in this business for about 10 years. Her business is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. most days and she currently employs one other person to help her run the store.

Mediatrice has requested a Kiva loan that will allow her to increase her sales by purchasing more products for her store. With the additional business, which hopefully will attract many customers, Mediatrice will keep expanding her business with a vision of being financially stable.

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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
  • 592.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD