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Claude is 20 years old and is single. He has four years' experience selling various goods like: lotions, sugar, soap, toothpaste, etc. The hours of his business are from 7am to 8pm per day each week and he currently employs one person to help him.

Claude has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase various goods such as: lotions, sugar, soap, toothpaste, etc. to sell. With any profits from the loan, Claude would like to satisfy his family's basic needs and to start saving for his future. Claude hopes to build his own house.

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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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,392,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD