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Marc is 41 years old, married with three children who are 6, 12 and 14 years old. Marc is commonly known in the business of raising cows and it is through his livestock that he gets milk for sale. Marc has been in this business for about 10 years.

Marc needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. With this loan, Marc will buy more cows which will allow him to get enough milk for sale. Once the sale of milk increases, the profits will increase and when the profits increase, he will create some other sources of income as well as jobs for the people from his community and in addition to that, he will continue taking care of his family.

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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
  • 578.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD