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Marie Claire
Marie Claire B. is 31 years old and is married with five children aged 3 through 12 years. She lives in Burera district, Northern Province, Rwanda.

Marie Claire has been in the potato business for three years and she employs four people from her local community in her shop. Work begins at her business at 4 a.m. each day, lasting until 4:30 in the evening.

Marie Claire is requesting a loan from Vision Finance Company so that she can buy larger quantities of potatoes and, she hopes, secure better pricing. This will allow her to serve her existing clients better and to attract new customers as well.

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
  • 49
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Marie Claire to buy larger quantities of potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2010