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Florence
Florence is 37 years old and is married with four children between the ages 1 and 7 years old. Florence earns a living by sewing different styles of clothes. This is her third successful year in this business. Her business is well-organized. She operates her business from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day and she employs one person to help her.

Florence needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to buy more cloth for sewing. By expanding her business and adding more equipment and workers, Florence hopes to earn more profits, and she will save for her future.

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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
  • 116
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,669,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD