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Claudine is 27 years old, married and the mother of one child. She earns a living by selling various goods, including juice, biscuits, soap, sugar and lotions. She has been in this business for two years and runs her company from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Sunday. She is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to buy more food items and lotions to sell to her customers. She plans to use the additional profits she earns to save for the future and 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
  • 28
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,351,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD