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Samuel K. is 32 years old and is single. He is an entrepreneur who lives in the Northern Province of Rwanda where he has a photo-studio and a cafeteria plus movies to rent. His business is open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day and he has operated his business successfully for several years.

Samuel is requesting his first loan from Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business through purchasing some new computers and other new accessories to attract more customers to his business.

Through accessing this loan, Samuel hopes to earn more profit, which will help him to set aside money to buy his own house.

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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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,392,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD