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Greetings from Rwanda! Athanase is 40 years old and is married, with two children who are 4 and 8 years old. He owns a small general store and employs one person.

Athanase has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to help expand his business by purchasing a large quantity of sugar and rice, as they are in high demand. He has lots of plans for any profits that he makes from the business. These include renovating his house, paying school fees for his two children, as well as building a secure future for his children.

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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
  • 593.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD