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Christine is 48 years old and she is married with four children between 18 and 25 years old. Christine owns a business selling Irish potatoes. Her business is open from 8 am to 6 pm. She has seven years of experience in this business and Christine works every day each week except on the weekend.

Christine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of increasing her business by purchasing more Irish potatoes to sell. The increased business will help her to earn more profits which will allow her to be more stable financially.

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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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD