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Lucie
Lucie is 48 and is married, with seven children between 8 and 24 years old. Marie has been running a pub that sells drinks and food for 3 years. The pub is open from 5am until 9pm every day, and she employs one other person.

Lucie will use her loan to purchase more drinks and food for her pub and also to help start a new sorghum business. All her profits will go back into investing in this new business.

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This loan helps low-income entrepreneurs in Rwanda grow their businesses and, ultimately, to support their families. These loans typically serve very poor and rural clients and particularly women, who often lack access to the traditional collateral needed for a loan. VFC serves these entrepreneurs through both individual and group loans and provides them with financial education and tools for them to save money for the future. By supporting this loan, you are helping Rwandan entrepreneurs build the means to support their families and improve their lives.

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR), is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision and is one of the largest microfinance institutions serving rural underprivileged communities in Rwanda, many of which do not have access to formal financial services.

VFC serves people and communities that are economically productive but low-income, especially in very rural areas. This includes small business owners and salary earners who are looking for opportunities to provide better lives for their families and a promising future for their children.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $14,382,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD