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Gorette is 47 and is married with five children, ages 14 through 24 years old. She also takes care of two relatives ages 12 and 16 years old. Only Gorette works in her family. She runs a hand crafts business. She has been in this business for three years and her hours of operation are from 7am until 6pm daily.

Gorette has requested this loan through Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by buying more hand crafts. The extra income generated from this loan will help her to save for the 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
  • 42
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,302,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD