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Epiphanie is 38 years old and is married with three children, aged between 5 and 16 years old, and she takes care of five children. She purchases and sells various goods such as cooking oil, rice, salt, small fish, and beans. She has been in this business for three years, and she currently employs two people to help her.
Epiphanie has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase various goods such as cooking oil, rice, salt, small fish, and beans for resale. With any profits, she will be able to buy a cow, and she will be able 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
  • 27
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,367,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD