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Fidele is 51 years old and is married with six children between the ages of 5 and 20 years. His business is well-organized; he employs one person to help him and works from 6am until 6pm every day. He has one year of experience.

Fidele has requested a loan from Kiva lenders Vision Finance Company in order to buy more quantities of potatoes. With the profits from this loan, Fidele will pay for his children's school fees and save for his future.

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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