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Jean Paul
Jean Paul is 31 years old. He is married and has four children between the ages of 3 and 20 years. He also cares for one orphan. Jean Paul lives in Kimironko where he owns a shop selling a variety of goods, including food and cosmetics. This is his 2nd successful year in this business. His working hours are from 7 AM to 8 PM every day.

Jean Paul is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to buy more goods, including food, like rice, peas, and corn flour, because they seem to be in higher demand than other goods sold in his shop. If the sale of these additional goods is as successful as is expected, Jean Paul will earn more profit which, in turn, will allow him to continue taking care of his children 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
  • 7
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 571.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD