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Ancille is 42 years old. She is married and has four children between the ages 8 and 21 years old. Her tailoring business is well-organized and she works from 8 am until 5 pm every day. Ancille employs two people to help her and she has three years of experience in this business.

Ancille has requested a loan from Kiva lender Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by buying more materials to sew clothes to sell. With the loan, Ancille will increase her business 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
  • 30
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,326,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD