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Regine is 38 years old. She is married and has three children between 3 and 15 years old. She has owned her small general store for about three years. Regine sells sugar, cooking oil, clothes, shoes, and so on.

Regine has requested a Kiva loan so that she can expand her shop by adding more cosmetics products, foodstuffs like sugar, rice and different types of flour, as well as other goods which seem to be in high demand in her area. With the profits that she earns, Regine plans to start saving, pay school fees for her children, and improve her family's situation.

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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
  • 94
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,450,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD