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Philomene is 41 years old and married, with five children between the ages of 4 and 14 years old. Philomene has one year's experience in her business selling various goods such as beer and Fanta. Her business is well organized and she currently employs one person to help her.

Philomene has requested a loan from Kiva lenders through Vision Finance Company in order to increase her business by buying a large quantity of beer and Fanta. Philomene will use the profit generated from this loan to improve her business and save for her future.

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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

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,837,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD