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Jean Damascene
Jean Damascene is 42 years old and he is married with six children who are between 4 and 16 years old. Jean Damascene is commonly known in the business of selling goats and this is his 6th successful year in this business at which he works from 6 am to 5 pm every day.

Jean Damascene needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. Once accorded this loan, Jean Damascene will buy additional goats so as to increase the goat sales per day. Once these sales increase, he will hopefully earn more profits and these profits will hopefully allow him to start the business of selling cows. By using this loan, Jean has a goal of a better lifestyle for his family and keeping saving for his family's future.

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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
  • 47
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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 $875 helped Jean Damascene more goats to fatten for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011