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Leonille is 35 years old and is married. She has five children between the ages of 10 and 16 years old. Leonille has one year of experience and she works from 6 AM until 8 PM every day. She sells handicrafts in her business.

Leonille has requested a loan from Kiva lender in order to buy more hand crafts to increase her business. With the profits, Leonille will pay school fees for her children and save for the 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
  • 58
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,325,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD