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Madine is 34 years old and is married with five children between the ages of 14 and 17. She is commonly known for her business of selling vegetables. This is her fifth successful year and she is very organized. She currently employs one person to help her and she operates her business from 6am to 6pm every day.

Madine has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business. She hopes to earn more profits which will allow her to pay school fees for her children.

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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
  • 20
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 590.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD