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Grace is 37 years old and is married with 9 children aged between 2 and 17 years old. She owns a mill for milling different products such as: cassava, sorghum, peanut etc. She has been in this business for 3 years and the hours of her work are from 8 am until 6 pm every day.

Grace has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by buying new materials for her mill to get favorable profits. With the profits, she will be able to save for her future, reinvest in her business, and pay her children's school fees.

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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
  • 33
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD