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Providence
Providence is 30 years old and is a married woman with three children aged between 1 and 9 years old. She purchases and sells mattresses. She has been in this business for eight years, and she works from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. She currently employs one person to help her.

Providence has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more mattresses for resale. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future, and she will be able to buy 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
  • 114
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,679,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 602.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD