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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.

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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
  • 22
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD