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Christine has owned her plumbing parts business for 5 years, allowing her to support her six children single handedly. Christine employs one other person and keeps the shop open from 7am until 6pm every day.

This is Christine's first loan which she will use to buy new spare parts, rather than used parts, to sell at her shop. With the additional profits she hopes to reap after the loan, Christine would like to hire additional employees and to grow 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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 598.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD