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Jean Marie Vianney
Jean Marie Vianney is 35 years old and married with 3 children between the ages 3 and 8 years old. Jean Marie Vianney earns a living by sewing different styles of clothes. This is his 10th successful year in this business. His business is well-organized. He employs three people to help him.

Jean Marie Vianney needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to purchase more fabric for sewing. By expanding his business and adding more equipment and workers, Jean Marie Vianney hopes to earn more profits, and he will save for his future. Thus, he will create another job for the people in his community.

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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
  • 66
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $11,850,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD