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Jean Damascene
Jean Damascene is 59 years old and married with three children between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. Jean Damascene sells general merchandise (tomato sauce, soap, beer etc). His business is well organized. He has two years of experience. Jean Damascene works from 6am until 7pm every day.

Jean Damascene has requested a loan from Kiva lenders to purchase more goods like rice, sugar, body lotion, soap, beer, tomato sauce etc. With his profit, he will increase his business and renovate his house.

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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
  • 26
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,367,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD