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Bernard
Bernard is 50 years old and married with six children. He takes care of seven relatives. He owns a technical business repairing radios, televisions, etc. He has been in this business for ten years. His business is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day each week.

Bernard has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more materials to repair radios, televisions, etc. With any profits, he will be able to save for his future, and he will be able to 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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD