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Violette is 34 years old and is married with three children aged between six and twelve years old and she takes care of one child who is 25 years old. Violette owns a business selling wedding clothes. This is her first successful year in this business and the hours of her work are from 7am until 8.30pm every day except on the weekend. She currently employs one person to help her.

Violette has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by adding more wedding clothes for sale. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future, will reinvest in her business and she will be able to pay school fees for her children.

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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
  • 105
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD