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Samuel is 21 years old, is single, and he lives in the Northern Province of Rwanda, approximately two hours drive from the capital city of Kigali. His village is called Gakenke.

Samuel is a farmer of fruit. He is now requesting his first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business and satisfy his customers needs. He has an experience of five years in this field and starts his business activities from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day except on weekends.

After accessing this loan, Samuel will be able to change his business situation, which will allow him to earn more profits. With the extra profits, Samuel expects to get married.

By the way, Samuel has the will to succeed in his business, which is proof that he will progress in his activities.

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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
  • 16
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD