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Jacqueline is 29 years old and is married with five children aged between three and eight years old. She also takes care of six relatives. For the past eight years she has been selling various goods such as beans, rice, cooking oil, salt, and other items. She currently employs one person to help her.

Jacqueline is requesting a Kiva loan via the Vision Finance Company to buy various goods such as beans, rice, cooking oil, salt, and other items to sell. She will save the profits from her loan for the future and hopes to pay school fees for her children and be able to build her own house.

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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
  • 30
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Jacqueline to buy goods such as beans, rice, cooking oil and salt to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013