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Jean Damascene
Jean Damascene is 41 years old and has four children between 1 and 14 years old.

He sells various goods such as cooking oil, juice, soap, lotions, toothpaste, etc., and he has three years' experience. Jean Damascene currently employs two people to help him.

Jean Damascene has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase various goods such as cooking oil, juice, soap, lotions, toothpaste, etc., to sell. With any profits from the loan, Jean Damascene would like to satisfy his family's basic needs and start saving for his future.

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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
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD