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Jean Baptiste
Baptiste is 27 years old and is single. He sells rice. This is his 5 years in this business and he currently employs 5 people to help him.

Baptiste has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his agriculture business by cultivating more rice to sell. With the profits from the loan, he will be able to save for his future, pay medical insurance and buy a car to help him transport his goods to his clients.

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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
  • 24
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,426,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD