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Celestin is 49 years old and is married with five children aged between 8 and 16 years old. Celestin makes a living by selling a variety of clothes such as: men's clothes and women's clothes. His business is well-organized. Celestin has 4 years of experience. He currently employs one person and his business is open from 7am to 6pm every day except on Sunday.

Celestin has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more various types of clothes to sell. With any profits, Celestin hopes to continue reinvesting in his business and to save for the 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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD