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VESTINE is 30 years old and married with one children who is five years old. He has been selling clothes and umbrellas for ten years and works every day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. He employs two people to help him.

VESTINE has requested a loan from Kiva field partner Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business by buying more clothes and umbrella to sell. He plans to reinvest in his business and save money 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
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,348,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD