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Patricie is 39 years old. She is married with four children who are between 3 and 13 years old. Patricie makes her living by sewing different styles of African clothes. She has been in this business for five years. She operates her business from 8am until 7pm every day. She employs three people to help her.

Patricie has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company s.a. in order to purchase more African clothes for sewing. Patricie will hopefully earn more profit, which will allow her to create other areas of the same business. She will also be able to save money 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
  • 115
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,669,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD