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Ildephonse is 45 years old and is married with three children between 10 and 23 years old. He owns a sewing business and his business is well organized. He employs four people to help him. Ildephonse has seven years of experience in this business. He works from 7 a.m until 8 p.m every day except Sundays.

Ildephonse has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more machines for his sewing business. With the profit from the loan, Ildephonse will save for his future, get more food for his family, and pay medical insurance for his family.

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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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 629.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD