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Jeannette was born in 1972 and is married with four children aged 4 to 13. Jeannette’s husband is an evangelist. Jeannette owns a business selling maize flour; her business is well-known and organized as well. This business is profitable and that is the reason why it was chosen by her. Jeannette has an experience of 8 years and employs two people from her community as helpers so that her business runs well. Jeannette's shop is open from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening every day except on Saturday.

Jeannette is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business through purchasing rice as an additional product in her shop. Once this business is done, Jeannette will be able to attract more customers which is the best way of earning more profit.

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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
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Jeannette expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011