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Placidie is 53 years old. She is married with three children and she takes care of seven children. Her business is well-organized. She sells shoes. Her business is open from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day except on the weekend and she has 20 years of experience in her business.

Placidie has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase different shoes to sell for women, men and children. With any profit, Placidie will reinvest in her business, and she will be able to build a house.

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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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD