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Therese
Therese is 56 years old and is a widow with two children between 22 and 31 years old. Therese sells cloths such as: curtains in the market. Her business is well organized. Therese has nine years of experience in her business and she works from 8am until 6pm every day except on Saturday. Therese currently employs one person to help her.

She has requested a loan from Kiva via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more curtains to sell. With any profits, Therese will reinvest in her business and save for her future.

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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
  • $14,311,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD