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Beatrice is 54 years old and is married with seven children between the ages of 11 and 27 years old. She takes care of one other relative. Her business is well organized. She has six years of experience and she sells charcoal.

Beatrice has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to buy more sacks of charcoal to resell. With the profits, she will reinvest in her business, save for the future and pay school fees for her children.

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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
  • 23
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD