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Marie Louise
Marie Louise was born in 1977, and she is a widow with two children, 7 and 9; both are in school. Marie Louise takes care of four dependents these days. She employs two people from her community as helpers so that her business runs well. The hours of her daily activities are from 7 in the morning to 9 in the evening every day.

Marie Louise is now requesting a second loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business which is very important for her and for her community because she will be able to satisfy her customers. Once this happens, Marie Louise will be able to earn more profit. With extra profits, she will save money for her children.

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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Marie Louise expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011