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Claudette is 29 years old and married, with one child. She takes care of three relatives aged between 1 and 24 years. Claudette sells various goods, such as biscuits, sugar, soap and rice. She works from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. every day, except on Saturday. Currently, she employs one person to help her. She has three years of experience in this business.

Claudette has requested a loan from Kiva lenders, via Vision Finance Company, in order to buy various goods to resell in her store, such as: biscuits, sugar, soap and rice. She plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy her family's basic needs, to save money for her future, 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
  • 43
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,302,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 628.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD