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Zanabie is 46 years old, married with five children, and takes care of four relatives. She sells sugar cane and operates from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day except weekends. Zanabie currently employs two people to help her and has five years of experience in this business.

Zanabie has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more sugar cane for resale. She plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy her family's basic needs, pay school fees for her children, 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
  • 103
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,450,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 623.4
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD