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Leopord was born in 1982, is single, and takes care of three dependents. He lives with his parents in the Gasabo district of Kigali in the village called Remera. Leopord supports his parents which is the reason why he has to work hard in order to suppy the basic needs of his family.

Leopord owns a small shop which sells different kinds of products such as necklaces for men and women, toys for children, and so on. His business is open from six in the morning to ten in the evening every day, even during the weekend. He employs one person from the community in his shop as a helper.

Thanks to the demand, which is increasing very fast, Leopord is requesting a loan from KIva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more products so that he is able to satisfy his customers. He plans to get married when the level of profits he expects to earn is reached.

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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
  • 21
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD