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Marie Jeanne
Marie Jeanne is 33 years old and married with three children between the ages of 5 and 11. Marie Jeanne sells various goods such as: lotions, soap, water, Fanta, etc. She has five years of experience in this business, and she employs one person to help her. The hours of her business are from 6 a.m to 6 p.m every day except on Sunday.

Marie Jeanne has requested a loan from Kiva in order to buy various goods such as: lotions, soap, water, Fanta etc for resale. She will use any additional profits to reinvest in her business and to pay her children's school fees.

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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
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Marie Jeanne to buy various goods such as: lotions, soap, water, Fanta, etc. for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 1, 2014