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Jeanne is 40 years and she is married. She was jobless before starting the business. Financial problems brought her tenacity and innovation, however, and she decided to start a small business selling clothing items. This is her third successful year in this business, which she runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

Jeanne is a focused hard-worker. She puts energy in long hours trying to keep her business sustainable. One of her greatest joys is the one-on-one interaction she is able to have with her customers.

Jeanne would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company so that she can purchase additional bales of cloth and re-supply her inventory. With this loan, she will significantly expand her clothing trade. Jeanne believes that having a variety of bales of good quality will increase her sales as well as her profits.

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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
  • 573.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jeanne to buy additional bales of cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2010
Mar 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010