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Sylverien is 37 years old and married with three children between 2 and 12 years of age. Sylverien is a motorbike driver. He offers the service of transportation in his region. Sylverien’s wife right now is a housewife. The hours of his work are from 5 in the morning to 10 in the evening every day, except on Saturday. Sylverien has been in this business for three years.

Sylverien is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to improve his family's economy through creating another business of selling shoes. This new business will be operated by Sylverien’s wife in order to help her to contribute to their family. This loan will be fruitful in this family simply because both will work hard for family and community.

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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
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD