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Jeanne, 36 years old, is married and has four children aged between three and 11 years old. Jeanne has eight years' experience selling various goods in her business, such as domestic irons and cables. Her hours of work are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jeanne has requested a loan from Kiva lenders to allow her to expand her business by buying various goods, such as domestic irons and cables, to sell. Jeanne would like to satisfy her family's basic needs and be able to 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
  • 21
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD