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Jean Maurice
Maurice is 39 years old and is married with three children. He owns a business selling soft drinks and food in his restaurant. This is his fifth successful year in this work and he currently employs two people to help him. The hours of his work are from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Maurice has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase his restaurant business. This will allow him to have good profits. With any profit, he will be able to build a secure a future for his business as well as for his family, and he will be able to reinvest in his business.

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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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD