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Pelagie
Pelagie is 52 years old. She is married and has five children who are between 5 and 25 years old. Pelagie is commonly known for her business of selling shoes and has been in this business for about a year. She keeps her business open from 8 am until 8 pm every day with two people to help her.

Pelagie needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. She will use the loan to purchase more shoes to sell in her business. With this loan, she hopes to earn more profit, which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability. In addition, she will be able to continue improving her family's living standards and pay for medical insurance.

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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
  • 26
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $11,741,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD