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Jean Pierre
Jean Pierre is 45 years old and is married with five children aged between 2 and 13 years old. He takes care of 7 dependents. He sells beans, potatoes, and bananas, which are contained in sacks and he has been in this business for seven years. Jean Pierre currently employs two people to help him.

Jean Pierre has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase a large quantity of beans, potatoes, and bananas which are contained in sacks for resale. With any profits, he will be able to save for his future, reinvest in his business and build his own house.

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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
  • $15,573,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Jean Pierre to purchase a large quantity of beans, potatoes, and bananas which are contained in sacks for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 6, 2013