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Jean Baptiste
Jean Baptiste is 37 and is married with two children, four and seven years old. He earns his living as a motorbike taxi driver. Jean Baptiste currently employs one person to help him and he has been engaged in this business for four years. His business is clean. He works from 6am to 9pm every day, transporting people to their businesses.

Jean Baptiste has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to buy a new motorbike to help him expand. With any extra profits, he will reinvest in this business and save for the 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
  • 40
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Jean Baptiste to buy a new motorbike.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2011
Apr 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012