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Janviere is 28 years old and married with two children between the ages 1 and 8 years old. Janviere owns a business selling various goods such as soap, pads, rice, cosmetics etc. This is her second successful year in this business and the hours of her work are from 7 am until 8 pm every day. She currently employs one person to help her.

Janviere has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to increase her business by buying more goods such as cosmetics, soap, pads, rice etc to sell. With the profits, she will be able to save for her future and to pay medical insurance.

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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
  • 4
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,509,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Janviere to purchase more soap, pads, rice, cosmetics etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2011
Nov 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 23, 2012