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Berthilde is 42 years old, and is married with six children between the ages 1 and 17 years old. Her business is well-organized and is well known for selling various goods such as: milk, biscuits, water, soap, sugar, juice etc. Her business hours are from 7am until 8pm every day except on Saturday, and she currently employs two people to help her.

Berthilde has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase her business by buying more new goods such as: lotions, biscuits, soap, cooking oil etc for sale. With the profits, she will reinvest in her business and save for her future. Berthilde hopes also to pay school fees for her children and that she will be able to buy a cow with her profits.

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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
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,326,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD