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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, soon to be known as Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR), is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision and is one of the largest microfinance institutions serving rural underprivileged communities in Rwanda, many of which do not have access to formal financial services.

VFC serves people and communities that are economically productive but low-income, especially in very rural areas. This includes small business owners and salary earners who are looking for opportunities to provide better lives for their families and a promising future for their children.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,837,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD