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Elias is 30 years old and married. Elias is commonly known for selling a variety of goods in his shop. Elias has been in this business for about four years and the hours of his business are from 7 am until late in the evening. After realizing that his capital is still too low to earn more profit, he would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Elias hopes that it will allow him to expand his sales as well as profits. If successful, he will continue improving the living style of his family and in addition to that, he will expand his business for a better financial stability.

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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
  • 28
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,351,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD