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Marie M. was born in 1950 and is married with five children aged between 37 and 17. She lives in Gasabo district in the Kigali province of Rwanda.

Marie owns a small shop selling different kinds of products. She has an experience of seven years in this business, conducting her activities every day from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Before starting this business she was a farmer and she was able to provide all the needs of her family.

With this loan requested from Vision Finance Company she plans to purchase more merchandise which will help her to earn more profit. With this increased profit she will be able to expand 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
  • 64
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Marie to purchase more merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2009
Oct 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2010