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Celestin is 36 years old. He is married and has five children aged between 1 month and 15 years old. Celestin owns a motorcycle business and also sells products such as coffee, beans, potatoes etc. This is his tenth successful year in this business and he currently employs one person to help him. The hours of his business are from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day.

Celestin has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his motorcycle business and to purchase more coffee, beans, potatoes, etc. for sale. Celestin hopes to earn more profit. With any profit, he will be able to build a secure future for his business as well as for his family and he will be able to buy other motorcycles to help him in his businesses.

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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
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,348,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD