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Antoinette is 41 years old and married with two children between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. Antoinette has a sewing business. Her business is well organized and clean. She works from 7am until 8pm every day and has eight years of experience.

Antoinette has requested a loan from Kiva lender Vision Finance Company in order to increase her business by buying more clothes for sewing. With the profit, she will be able to buy more food for her family and save money.

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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
  • 32
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD