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Jean Baptiste
Jean Baptiste is 36-years-old and is married with one child who is 2-years-old. He also takes care of 2 relatives aged between 20 and 24 years old. He sells meat and he has been in this business for 21 years. His business is open from 7 a.m to 5 p.m every day per week.

Jean Baptiste has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy a large quantities of meat for re-sale. With any profits, he will be able to save for his future, and he will be able to reinvest in his business.

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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
  • 43
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,416,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Jean Baptiste to buy large quantities of meat for re-sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2012
May 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 18, 2013