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Anitha is 43 years old and married with one child who is 14 years old. Anitha owns a business selling cassava flour, cooking oil, vegetables, etc. This is her sixth successful year in this business and the hours of her business are from 7 am until 10 pm every day except on Saturday. She currently employs one person to help her.

Anitha has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase her business by buying more cassava flour, vegetables, cooking oil, soap, and sugar to sell. With any profits, she will be able to build a secure future for her business as well as 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
  • 43
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,302,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD