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Daniel is 47 years old and he is married with five children. He sells shoes for elders and children. He has seven years of experience in this business. He works from 7am until 8pm every day except on the weekend.

Daniel has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to expand his business by purchasing various shoes such as: adults' and children's shoes for sale. Once his business is expanded, he hopes to reinvest in this business and to save for the 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
  • 103
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD