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Jean Paul
Jean Paul is 31 years old. He is married and has four children between the ages of 3 and 20 years. He also cares for one orphan. Jean Paul lives in Kimironko where he owns a shop selling a variety of goods, including food and cosmetics. This is his 2nd successful year in this business. His working hours are from 7 AM to 8 PM every day.

Jean Paul is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to buy more goods, including food, like rice, peas, and corn flour, because they seem to be in higher demand than other goods sold in his shop. If the sale of these additional goods is as successful as is expected, Jean Paul will earn more profit which, in turn, will allow him to continue taking care of his children and building a secure future for them.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 571.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Jean Paul to buy more goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010