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Innocent is 42 years old, married with seven children between the ages of 5 and 16 years old. He has been in his business for three years. It is open every day of the week from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. He has six employees.

Innocent will use this loan to purchase new material for his tap. He would like to save up his profits and open another business selling salt, soap, cooking oil and so on.

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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
  • 31
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD