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Antoinette is 23 years old. She is married and has one child who is 5 years old. She also takes care of a relative who is 17 years old.

Antoinette is commonly known for selling charcoals. Her business hours are from 7 am until 6 pm every day. She currently employs 2 people to help her.

Antoinette has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by purchasing more bags of charcoals for sale. With the additional charcoal, she will hopefully earn more profits, which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability and she can keep providing all the basic needs for her family.

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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
  • 22
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD