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Greetings from Chantal M. in Kigali, Rwanda! Chantal is 33 years old, married, and has four children (aged 13, 10, 7, and 5 months) and four dependants.

Chantal is requesting her first loan from Kiva partner, Vision Finance Company, so that she can buy more clothing to sell from her market stall. She has been in business for ten years and has one employee in her shop. She works daily from 7am to 5pm. Chantal is requesting a loan of 500 000 RWF to be repaid on a monthly basis over an eight-month period.

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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
  • $13,450,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD