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Marie Solange
Marie Solange is 26 years old and married with two children who are 3 and 4 years old. Marie Solange struggles to sell a variety of goods, mainly plastic items usually used at home. Marie Solange has been in her business for about two years. The hours of her business are from 6 am to 8 pm every day except Saturday.

Marie Solange realized that her working capital is not enough, and she wants to start selling drinks in her shop. She would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Marie Solange will hopefully earn more profit which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting in her business for better sustainability. She really hopes that she will start saving for a better education for her children in the future.

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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
  • 110
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,654,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD