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Monique is 26 years old and is married with one child who is 2 years old. Monique sells potatoes. Her business is well known and well organized. She has one year of experience in this business. She currently employs three people to help her and she works from 8am to 4pm every day except Sunday.

Monique has requested his first loan from Kiva, via Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her agricultural business by cultivating more potatoes to sell. With any profit, Monique will be able to buy her own house, save for her future 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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD