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Vincent is 37 years old and is married with two children who are 11 months and 3 years old. Vincent makes a living by selling cows. He has been in this business for about three years and the hours of his business are from 6am until 5pm every day except Saturday. He currently employs two people to help him.

Vincent has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more cows for resale. With his profit, Vincent hopes that the number of customers will increase as well as his profits. These profits will be used for further reinvestment and to build a secure future for his family.

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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
  • 22
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD