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Leocadie is 28 years old and is married with three children aged between 2 and 5 years old. Leocadie sells various items in her arts business such as: crafts, drawing etc. Her business is well-organized. She has 8 year's experience in her business and she starts her work from 6am until 9pm every day.

She has requested a loan from Kiva lender via vision finance company in order to expand her arts business by purchasing more items to sell like: crafts, drawing etc for improving her business. With this profit, Leocadie will reinvest in her business and 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
  • 58
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,395,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD