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Vital is 27 years old and is married with a three-year-old child. He makes a living as a photographer. Vital’s business is well-organized and he has two years of experience. His studio is open from seven in the morning to ten at night every day.

Vital has requested a Kiva loan through Vision Finance Company to buy new materials for his photography studio such as a new camera and computer. Vital plans to reinvest the profits from his loan into his 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
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,348,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD