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Jeannine B. has a dinnerware business, selling plates and other dishes and glassware. She is twenty-eight years old and married with one five-year-old child. Jeannine and her husband both work to earn a living for their family. Working from 7am to 8pm every day, she currently makes an income of 327,000 FRW (~ USD $654). Jeannine has requested a 500,000 FRW (USD $1000) loan to help expand her business. She also has plans to begin saving money from the profits of the loan. Jeannine has had two previous loans with Vision Finance Company since she started up her business in 2006. She has since hired two employees.

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This loan helps low-income entrepreneurs in Rwanda grow their businesses and, ultimately, to support their families. These loans typically serve very poor and rural clients and particularly women, who often lack access to the traditional collateral needed for a loan. VFC serves these entrepreneurs through both individual and group loans and provides them with financial education and tools for them to save money for the future. By supporting this loan, you are helping Rwandan entrepreneurs build the means to support their families and improve their lives.

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR), is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision and is one of the largest microfinance institutions serving rural underprivileged communities in Rwanda, many of which do not have access to formal financial services.

VFC serves people and communities that are economically productive but low-income, especially in very rural areas. This includes small business owners and salary earners who are looking for opportunities to provide better lives for their families and a promising future for their children.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 567.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Jeannine to buy dinnerware to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010