Total loan: $550

Jean Baptiste

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Nyamagabe, Southern Province, Rwanda / Retail

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Jean Baptiste's story

Jean Baptiste started his shop in rural Rwanda with his savings of $100. Today, his business is worth more than $1000, and he's become an employer to others in his community. With this loan of 500,000 RWF (about $550 USD), Jean is poised to take a big leap forward: creating a better livelihood for himself, his wife, and their three children.

With a capital infusion in the form of this Kiva loan, Jean will be able to diversify his offerings at his shop. He is an experienced business owner, who has also offered collateral for this loan, which gives us great confidence that he will not only be able to put these funds to good use, but also that it will be leveraged for a big leap forward.