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Jean Damascene
Jean Damascene is 42 years old and he is married with six children who are between 4 and 16 years old. Jean Damascene is commonly known in the business of selling goats and this is his 6th successful year in this business at which he works from 6 am to 5 pm every day.

Jean Damascene needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. Once accorded this loan, Jean Damascene will buy additional goats so as to increase the goat sales per day. Once these sales increase, he will hopefully earn more profits and these profits will hopefully allow him to start the business of selling cows. By using this loan, Jean has a goal of a better lifestyle for his family and keeping saving for his family's 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
  • 24
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,392,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD