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Leonie is 30 years old and is married with three children between one and six years old. She earns a living by selling products such as cassava and sorghum. Leonie has been successfully running her business for ten years. Her business is well-organized and she currently employs one person to help her. Leonie works from seven in the morning until six at night every day except Saturday.

Leonie has requested a Kiva loan through the Vision Finance Company to buy more sacks of cassava and sorghum. By expanding her business and increasing her inventory, Leonie hopes to earn more profits. Leonie will save her profits for the future and reinvest in her 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
  • 100
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD