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Athanase is 34 years old and is married with two children who are two and 10 years old. He owns a shop where he sells a variety of products such as beans and maize. Athanase has owned his shop for about two years and his business hours are from six in the morning through nine at night every day. He currently employs two people.

Athanase is requesting a Kiva loan via the Vision Finance Company to purchase large quantities of good such as maize and beans. He hopes that, with these additional goods, he will hopefully earn more profits and start saving for a better 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
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD