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Jeanne is 28 years old, married with two children as well as two dependents that are between 2 and 18 years old. Jeanne is in the business of selling new clothes, mainly men's shirts. The hours of her business are from 8 am to 8 pm every day.

Jeanne is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business by adding a variety of products such as jeans and women's clothes. With this business expansion, Jeanne will hopefully earn more profits, which in turn, will allow her to build a secure future for her children and keep her business sustainable.

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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 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
  • 581.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jeanne adding new varieties of clothing to store inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010