Jean Marie Vianey
After realizing that his capital is still too low to expand meaningfully, Jean Marie Vianey realizes he needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company which in turn will allow him to increase his sales of meat. With these increased sales, he really hopes that his profits will also increase. If all his business process is successful, Jean Marie Vianey will hopefully start saving for a better future and in addition to that, he will improve the life style of his family.
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.
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