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Emmanuel is 46 years old and married, and he has 7 children. Emmanuel lives in Burera, a region of Ruhengeri in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Here, Emmanuel is a taxi driver, and this is his 10th successful year in this profession. Emmanuel starts his job at 5:00 AM and works until late in the evening hours every day except Sunday.

After 10 years in driving a taxi, Emmanuel has an idea of selling the needed spare parts for a taxi so that he can make profits om addition to what he gets from driving. To achieve this, he is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, he hopes to earn more profits which, in turn, will allow him to continue taking care of his family and building a secure future for them.

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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
  • 18
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 571.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD