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Jean  Damascene
Jean Damascene is 35 years old and married with four children aged between two and eleven years. He also takes care of seven relatives. For the past six years he has sold various goods from his shop such as lotions, cooking oil, biscuits, soap, Fanta, etc.

Jean Damascene has requested a 600,000 RWF loan from Vision Finance Company in order to buy more stock for his shop. With his profits he will be able to save for his future and build his own house.

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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
  • 100
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD