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Florienne is 45 years old and is married with 2 children aged 14 and 18. She also cares for 2 dependents who are 12 and 13 years old. Florienne started her banana-selling business because she knew it would be profitable. She now employs one other person and has been in operation for 3 years. The shop is open from 6am until 9pm.

Florienne will use her loan to purchase more yellow bananas. She plans to use the money she makes for her children's school fees.

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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
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,326,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD