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Jean Claude
Claude is 31 years old and is married with two children, ages 2 and 5. Claude owns a business selling rice, sugar, beans, sorghum and potatoes.

He has six years in this business. His hours of work are from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day. He currently employs one person to help him.

Claude has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase his business by buying more rice, sugar, beans, sorghum and potatoes to sell. With any profits, he will be able to save in his future and 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
  • 100
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD