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Eraste is 26 years old. He is married and has two children. He has owned his small general store for about two years. Eraste sells spare parts in the store, and his business is open from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day.

Eraste has requested a Kiva loan so that he can expand his shop by adding more spare parts. With the profits that he earns, Eraste plans to start saving, to pay school fees for his children, and to improve his family's situation.

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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
  • 23
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $11,697,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD