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Catherine is 22 years old. She is married and has one child who is two years old. She also cares for another dependent child who is a relative.

Catherine has been running a boutique for five years. She works from 8am until 8pm every day. She has requested her first loan from Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by buying more water, cooking oil, cassava flour, juice and so on. With this expansion, she hopes to earn more profits than before. This will enable her to buy her own house, pay school fees for her child and 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
  • 22
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD