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Sameil
Sameil is 32 years old and is married with one child who is six years old. His clothing sales business is well organized. He starts at 7am and works until 8pm every day. He has three years of experience and one person to help him.

Sameil has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, Vision Finance Company, in order to buy more clothes (trousers) to sell. With the profit from this loan, Sameil will pay his child's school fees and 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
  • 31
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,326,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 603.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD