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Odile is 21 years old and is single. She sells various goods such as: avocados, soap, sugar, pens, rice, etc. and runs a well-organized and well-known store, which she has had for one year. Her store is open from 7am to 9pm every day and she currently employs one person to help her.

Odile will use this loan to expand her store. She will use any profits she makes to reinvest in her business and hopes to become financially stable.

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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
  • 22
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD