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Solange
Solange is 44 years old and married with six children. She takes care of 12 relatives. She sells wedding clothes in her shop. Her business is well organized. She has three years' experience in her business and works from 7:30 am until 7 pm every day. She currently employs one person to help her.

Solange has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more and different styles of wedding clothes to sell. Solange will reinvest any profits in her business and save for her 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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD