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Alphonsine is 35 years old. She is married and has three children between the ages of nine and 17 years. Her business is well-organized. She sells chickens and works from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day. Alphonsine employs two people to help her. She has three years of experience in her businesss.

Alphonsine has requested a loan from Kiva partner Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by buying a larger quantity of chickens to sell. With this profit resulting from the loan, Alphonsine will be able to buy more food for her family and to pay 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
  • 23
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD