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C9600 Kabare Ii Group
In this Group: Jean Bosco, Dorothee, Florence, Seraphine, Annonciatha, Immaculee
Dorothee is 41 years old, married and the mother of six children aged between 6 months and 18 years old. Dorothee is the leader of the group called "KABARE II". Her business is well-known, selling vegetables and has been in operation for 20 years, working from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. every day except on Saturday. She currently employs five people to help her. In the photo, Dorothee is the second person from the right.

Dorothee and her team have requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase their vegetable businesses by purchasing more good vegetables for sale. They will reinvest additional profits into their businesses and save money to pay their children's school fees.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,351,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD