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Samuel is 32 years old and married with one child who is four years old. Samuel is known for selling local drinks. He has two years of experience and works from 7 a.m until 7 p.m every day except Sunday.

Samuel has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to buy large quantities of sorghum to make local drinks to sell. With this loan, he will hopefully earn more profits. This will allow him to keep reinvesting for better financial stability and to earn enough to pay his child's school fees.

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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
  • 24
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD