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Jean is 51 years old and is married with two children between the ages of 16 and 21 years old. His business is well organized and he opens daily from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Jean has 21 years of experience.

Jean has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more goods such as: soap, biscuits etc to sell. With the expected profits, he plans to reinvest in his business and to save for his future.

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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
  • 101
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD