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Gaspard is 60 years old and is married. He has three children who are between 3 and 6 years old. Gaspard sells various goods such as lotions, soap, rice, sugar, cooking oil, etc. He has three years of experience in this work and he currently employs one person to help him. Gaspard has requested a Kiva loan, via Vision Finance Company, in order to buy various goods such as lotions, soap, rice, cooking oil, sugar, etc. for resale. With any profits, he will be able to increase his business and he will be able to 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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD