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Jean Baptiste
Jean Baptiste is 37 and is married with two children, four and seven years old. He earns his living as a motorbike taxi driver. Jean Baptiste currently employs one person to help him and he has been engaged in this business for four years. His business is clean. He works from 6am to 9pm every day, transporting people to their businesses.

Jean Baptiste has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to buy a new motorbike to help him expand. With any extra profits, he will reinvest in this business and save for the future.

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About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.

VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,905,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD