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Jean Damascene
Jean damascene is 39 years old and married. Jean damascene sells a variety of foodstuffs such as sorghum, beans, peas, maize, etc. He has been in this business for about 10 years and the hours of his business are from 7 am to 8 pm every day.

Jean damascene needs to shift his business from his residential area to the main market. To end this, he needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. This loan will allow him to purchase more foodstuffs for sale. Jean damascene hopes that with the use of this loan, if he manages to go and operate his business in the main market, his profits will increase to the extent that the living style of his family will also improve.

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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
  • 55
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,325,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD