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Eugenie is 31 years old, married and the mother of four children who range in age from 2 to 8 years old. She earns a living by selling various food and drink items, including juice, water, local drinks, biscuits and sugar. She has been in this line of work for 10 years and is requesting a loan from Kiva via the Vision Finance Company to buy more items to sell to her customers. She plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy her family's basic needs, save money for her future and invest 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
  • 32
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD