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Jean De Dieu
Jean de Dieu is 30 years old and is married with two children who are 15 and 18 years old. He is well-known in the business of driving a taxi which he has been doing for about one year. His hours of driving are from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Jean de Dieu, after having a serious accident with his taxi to the extent that his taxi was damaged, needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, he will purchase some spare parts for his taxi so it can be fully repaired. After repairing his taxi via the use of this Kiva loan, he will hopefully increase his daily profits and he really hopes that his goal of buying another taxi will be reached.

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
  • 43
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,416,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jean De Dieu to buy spare parts to repair his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011