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Jeanne is 39 years old and is married with five children who are 5, 9, 11, 13 and 15 years old. Jeanne and her family live in Rulindo, a region of the Northern Province of Rwanda. Here, Jeanne lives by selling domestic animals including cows and goats. This is her ninth successful year in this business and her business hours are from 7 a.m. until late in the evening hours.

As Jeanne has gained experience in selling domestic animals, her number of customers has increased to the the extent that her original investment seems to be too low to purchase enough cows and goats for sale. She would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company so that she can increase her sales.

With this loan, and with her hope to satisfy the demand of her customers by selling at the cheapest price, Jeanne will do that and, of course, her profits will increase. With those profits, one portion will be used to build a secure future for her family and another portion will be used to reinvest in her business.

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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
  • 48
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 573.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jeanne to buy more domestic animals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2010