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Nadia is 36 years old. She is married and has three children. Nadia owns a beauty salon. This is her second successful year in this business and the hours of her work are from 7 am until 6 pm every day. She currently employs three people to help her.

Nadia has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase her beauty salon business by buying more chairs and other materials. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future and reinvest in her business, and will be able to buy her own house.

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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
  • 24
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,426,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD