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Vestine
Vestine is 34 years old and married with two children ages 3 and 11. Vestine also takes care of four relatives. She owns a welding business that she operates from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day of the week except Sunday. She currently employs one person to help her and has five years of experience in this work.

Vestine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her welding business by buying machines and other materials for gaining more profit. She plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy her family's basic needs and 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
  • 49
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,343,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 623.4
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD