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Jeanine, a 32-year-old married mother of a 3-year-old, sells eggs, cassava flour, and bananas in her boutique. She has operated her well-organized business for two years, and works from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. everyday.

Jeanine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to purchase more eggs, bananas, and Irish potatoes to sell. She will reinvest the additional profits in her 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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Jeanine to purchase more eggs, cassava flour, bananas, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2011
Aug 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012