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Gregoire is 46 years old and is married with two children who are 7 and 14 years old. He sells various goods such as bread and tea, etc. from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day. He employs two people to help him and has three years of experience.

Gregoire has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more quantity of tea and bread for resale. He plans to use any profit generated from this loan to satisfy his family's basic needs, to pay school fees for his children and to 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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 603.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD