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Jean Damascene
Jean Damascene K. is 41 years old, married, and he takes care of six children aged between 2 and 18. He lives in Rubavu district, West Province, Rwanda.

Jean Damascene opens his business every day from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and employs two persons. Before this, he was a farmer but he could not provide all his family’s needs. Now, with the loan requested from Vision Finance Company, he plans to purchase more goats which will help him to earn more profit so that he can expand his business, get more food for his family, save money for the future, and pay school fees for his children.

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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
  • 115
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,669,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD