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Adrie, age 38, owns and operates a general store. She and her husband have a seven-year-old child and also take care of Adrie's older sister. In her store, she sells various goods such as biscuits, water, toothpaste, and soap. She has operated her business for one year and works from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. She currently employs one person to help her.

Adrie has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase goods to sell in her store. With the expected profits, she is confident that she will be able to reinvest in her business as well as to pay for medical insurance.

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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
  • 8
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD