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Marie Chantal
Greetings from Chantal in Kicukiro, Rwanda! Chantal is 39 years old, married with 4 children and takes care of 2 adopted orphans. Chantal owns a hardware shop in Kicukiro center in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. She sells electric bulbs, paint, building nails, iron sheets for roofing, locks, and cement. She employs 3 people in the business.

This client is requesting a loan worth 521 075 Frws to buy more items for her hardware shop because of the increasing number of customers.

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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
  • 76
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,395,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 548.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD