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Athanael is 37 years old and married with 4 children. He sells cassava flour, and his business is open from 8am until 7pm everyday except Sunday. He currently employs one person to help him, and has five years of experience in this work.

Athanael has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more cassava flour for resale. With the profit, he expects to save money for his future, reinvest in his business, and pay his children's school fees.

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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
  • 23
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD