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Eric is 48 years old and married. He has five children aged between one and sixteen years old and takes care of six relatives as well.

Eric has been a tailor for 32 years. He works from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the week, and he currently employs two people to help him.

Eric has requested a 500,000 RWF loan through Kiva’s partner Vision Finance Company to buy a new sewing machine. With his profits he can save for his future, renovate his own house and 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
  • 42
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,302,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD