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Greetings from Rubona in Rwanda! E. is 47 years old and married with 6 children and two adopted orphans of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.

In 2001, E. started his business operating a retail shop. He sells beans, clothes, rice, cassava flour, sorghum, bars of soap, paraffin, and other domestic items needed by in the neighborhood. He earns about $125 every month. He is the sole trader in his shop. He is requesting a loan of 510,490 RWF to increase the stock in his shop.

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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
  • 117
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,030,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 551.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD