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Jean
Jean, 31 years old, is married and has three children aged between two and nine years old. He sells local drinks from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. He currently employs four people to help him. Jean has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business by buying more local drinks to sell. He plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy his family's basic needs, to pay his children's school fees and to pay for medical insurance.

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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
  • 22
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD