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Anathalie is 37 years old and is married with six children aged between 6 and 19. She owns a restaurant business selling food and drinks such as Fanta, water, juice, rice, beans, potatoes, meat, etc. This is her fifth year in this business and she works from 7 am until 9 pm every day except on Sunday. Anathalie currently employs three people to help her.

Anathalie has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase new equipment like chairs, kitchenware, etc. to use in her restaurant. With any profits, she will be able to pay her children's school fees and renovate her own house.

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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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD