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Jeanne D'arc
Jeanne D'arc is 27 years old. She is married with one child who is 1 year old. Jeanne D'arc owns a small business selling various styles of African clothes for women. This business is well-known and organized. The hours of her business are from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day except on the weekend. She has one year of experience in this business.

Jeanne D'arc has requested her first loan from Kiva lenders, via Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her business by purchasing more African clothes for women for sale. Once this expansion is reached, Jeanne D'arc will be able to earn more profit. She wants her business to be wholesale. With any profits, she will build her own house and reinvest in her business.

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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
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD