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Eugene was born in 1982. He is single. He is the only one in his family who works. For that reason, Eugene works hard in order to provide everything necessary for his family. Eugene owns a small business selling various products such as cooking oil, bread, cosmetic products and so on. Eugene is seasoned in his business because he has three years of experience. He employs one person from his community as a helper. The hours of his shop are from 6 in the morning to 10 in evening every day.

Eugene is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business through purchasing more products for his shop. Eugene hopes to earn more profits, which will allow him to save money for his future.

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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
  • 592.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD