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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.

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About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.

VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,351,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD