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Beatrice is 29 years old and is married with two children aged between five and six years old. Her business is very clean and good. She sells various goods such as: cooking oil, soap, sugar, etc. She has two years experience in this business and employs one person to help her. Her business is open from 6am until 8pm everyday except on Sunday.

Beatrice has requested a loan from Kiva lender Vision Finance Company in order to purchase various goods such as: cooking oil, soap, sugar, etc. to sell. With any profit from the loan, Beatrice will expand her business and save money 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
  • 101
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD