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Nada is 44 years old and is married with one child who is 16 years old. Nada has been running a restaurant for the past five years and she employs four people. Her restaurant is open from 6am to 8pm. Nada realized she needed more equipment and food stocks to help improve her business and is taking her first loan from VFC to help her expand.

Nada will use any added profits she makes from her improvements to reinvest in her restaurant.

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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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 594.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD