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Mariam is 58 years old and is married with children. She owns sewing business and has 18 years of experience in this business. Her business is well organized and she works from 6am to 5pm every day.

Mariam has requested a loan from Kiva lenders through Vision Finance Company in order to buy sewing machines and other materials for getting more profits. With the profits from this loan, she will be able to reinvest in her business, renovate her house, and save for her future.

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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
  • 96
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,654,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 626.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD