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Jean Paul
Paul is 26 years old and is single, but cares for two adopted orphans. Paul owns a small business where he sells different items in a shop, such as soap, beans, phone vouchers, salt and other kinds of domestic items. He employs three people in his business, which is well-known and organized, and this is his fifth year in operation. He works from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening every day.

Paul has requested a loan to purchase more products for his store. This purchasing of soap, cosmetics, sugar, etc will allow him to improve his profits.

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
  • 14
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 588.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jean Paul to purchase more stock for his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011