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Kabanyana is 32 years old and single. She has been selling green bananas, cooking oil and juice for about five years. Her business hours are from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day except Saturday.

Kabanyana has requested this loan through Kiva's partner, Vision Finance Company, in order to purchase more cooking oil and juice to sell. The extra income generated from the loan will help her to continue to grow her business.

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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
  • 104
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,475,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD