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Barbara
Barbara is 36 years old and married, with two children, 13 and 11 years old. She sells a variety of men's clothing. Barbara has been in this business for five years and her shop is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day. Her business is well-organized.

Barbara has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase more clothing to sell. With the profit from the proceeds of this loan, Barbara will be able to save for her future and to reinvest in her business.

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This loan helps low-income entrepreneurs in Rwanda grow their businesses and, ultimately, to support their families. These loans typically serve very poor and rural clients and particularly women, who often lack access to the traditional collateral needed for a loan. VFC serves these entrepreneurs through both individual and group loans and provides them with financial education and tools for them to save money for the future. By supporting this loan, you are helping Rwandan entrepreneurs build the means to support their families and improve their lives.

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR), is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision and is one of the largest microfinance institutions serving rural underprivileged communities in Rwanda, many of which do not have access to formal financial services.

VFC serves people and communities that are economically productive but low-income, especially in very rural areas. This includes small business owners and salary earners who are looking for opportunities to provide better lives for their families and a promising future for their children.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $14,314,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD