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Christine is 48 years old and is married with three children, between 10 and 20 years of age. She owns a business of selling local drinks and some food like cakes and other items. Her business hours are from 8 am until 5 pm every day except on the weekend. She has two years of experience in this business.

Christine has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase her business by buying a large quantities of sorghum to make local drinks and to add more food like cakes for sale. With any profits, Christine will reinvest in her business 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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD