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Jean Damascene
Jean Damascene K. is 41 years old, married, and he takes care of six children aged between 2 and 18. He lives in Rubavu district, West Province, Rwanda.

Jean Damascene opens his business every day from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and employs two persons. Before this, he was a farmer but he could not provide all his family’s needs. Now, with the loan requested from Vision Finance Company, he plans to purchase more goats which will help him to earn more profit so that he can expand his business, get more food for his family, save money for the future, and pay school fees for his children.

Additional Information

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 VisionFund Rwanda

VisionFund 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.

VFR 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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Jean Damascene to buy more goats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2009
Oct 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2010