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Gerard is 26 years old and is single. He is commonly known in the business of selling a variety of products for the home. Gerard has been in this business for about one year and works from 6 am until 8 pm. He employs one person to help him run the business.

Gerard has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding his business by adding more products. He would like to reinvest any new profits that he makes back into the business.

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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
  • 94
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,450,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD