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Ramu Mitavu
Ramu, who is 45 years old and married to a lawyer, has nine children between the ages of 1 and 25 years old. Ramu contributes to the family by selling jerry cans, a well-organised business that is open daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. She has been operating her enterprise for two years.

Ramu will use her loan to purchase more jerry cans to sell to business people. She will reinvest any additional profit that she makes into her business, which will ultimately help her to better provide for her large family.

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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
  • 105
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD