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Jean Baptiste
Jean Baptiste is 33 years old, married with two children who are 2 and 5 years old. Jean Baptiste is commonly known in the business of selling Irish potatoes and he has been in this business for about 2 years. The hours of his business are from 6 am until 7 pm every day.

Jean Baptiste has realized that he is not presently able to satisfy the demand of his customers, so he wants to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Jean Baptiste will purchase a large quantity of Irish potatoes and he really hopes that the demand of his customers will totally be met. Once this demand is totally met, Jean Baptiste will hopefully earn a lot of profit, more than previously, and this profit will be used for a further reinvestment in his business as well as saving for a better future.

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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
  • 2
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jean Baptiste a large quantity of Irish potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011