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Jeannette is 35 years old and is married with two children aged 7 and 11 years of age. She has a store selling foodstuffs and items such as body lotion, cooking oil, rice, beans and cassava flour. Her business is well organized and she employs two people to help her. She has three years of experience and her business is open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day.

Jeannette has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase more foodstuffs and items such as body lotion, cooking oil, rice, beans, cassava flour, etc. for sale. With any profits, she will reinvest in her business and pay her children's school fees.

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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
  • 102
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD