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5190 Abishyizehamwe Group
In this Group: Jean Marie Vianey, Seraphine, Hassina, Jean Marie Vianey, Yvette, Samuel, Peter*
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Jean marie vianey is 30 years old and he is single. To save money, he lives with his parents in Nyarugenge, a region of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Here Jean marie vianey is the group representative of seven people in a group called Abishyizehamwe.

Jean marie vianey is new to the business of buying and selling spare parts. Though he is a bit of a novice in this industry, his business is running well and he works hard to make it successful, working every day except Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. His business employs two other people as helpers.

The reason why Jean marie vianey is requesting a loan from Vision Finance Company and Kiva lenders is to expand his business by purchasing more and different spare parts for sale. Prior to requesting this loan, Jean marie vianey's monthly profit was approximately 150,000 RWF (~250 USD). If his expansion strategy is successful he expects to earn more profit which he will reinvest in his business.

Jean marie vianey also he plans to get married someday, which is not inexpensive and he is saving for that as well as for having a family.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of 5190 Abishyizehamwe Group's $2,475 loan helped a member to purchase more spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010