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Seraphine
Seraphine is 29 years old and is married with two children, who are 2 and 5 years old. She sells food in her restaurant. She started this business three years ago and she employs four people to help her. Seraphine works from 6 am until 10 pm every day.

Seraphine has requested her first loan from Kiva partner Vision Finance Company in order to buy new materials like plates, forks, and tables for her restaurant. With her profits, Seraphine will reinvest in her business and to pay her children's school fees.

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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
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $14,263,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD