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Jacqueline, 36 years old, is married and has four children aged between 5 and 16 years old. Her business is well-organized. She sells meat, working from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day except Sunday. Jacqueline has six years of experience in this business and she currently employs four people to help her.

Jacqueline has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase large quantities of meat for resale. She will use any profit generated from this loan to renovate her own house and to reinvest in her business.

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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
  • 102
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD