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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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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
  • 94
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,450,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD