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Alphonse is 26 years old and is single. He sells various goods such as: cooking oil, soap, sugar, rice, biscuits etc and he has two years of experience in this business. Alphonse starts his business from 7 a.m to 7 p.m every day per week.

Alphonse has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase various goods such as: cooking oil, soap, sugar, rice, biscuits etc to sell. With any profits, he will be able to save for his future, and he will be able to re-invest 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
  • 62
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD