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Jeanne D'arc
Jeanne D'arc is 27 years old. She is married with one child who is 1 year old. Jeanne D'arc owns a small business selling various styles of African clothes for women. This business is well-known and organized. The hours of her business are from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day except on the weekend. She has one year of experience in this business.

Jeanne D'arc has requested her first loan from Kiva lenders, via Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her business by purchasing more African clothes for women for sale. Once this expansion is reached, Jeanne D'arc will be able to earn more profit. She wants her business to be wholesale. With any profits, she will build her own house and reinvest in her business.

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 Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund 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.

VFC 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
  • 48
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,932,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Jeanne D'arc to purchase more African clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jul 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 23, 2012