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Cansilde
Cansilde is 51 years old and is married with four children aged between 13 and 24 years old. She owns a restaurant from where she sells items such as beans, bananas, meat, rice, juice, soda, and water. Her business is well organized, and she works on weekdays from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. She has had her restaurant for three years and she currently employs five people.

Cansilde has requested a loan from Kiva field partner Vision Finance Company in order to buy more inventory for her restaurant, including beans, bananas, meat, rice, juice, soda, and water. Cansilde plans to reinvest any extra profit she realizes as a result of the loan back into her business, and hopes that some day she will be able to buy a house 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
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,326,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD