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Marie Claire
Marie Claire is 30 years old, married with 4 children. Marie Claire earns her living by selling a variety of goods in her shop and this is her second successful year in this business. Marie Claire's shop hours are from 7 am until 7 pm every day.

After realizing that her capital is still too low to expand meaningfully, Marie Claire is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Marie Claire will hopefully earn more profit, which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting and saving for better financial stability. In addition, she will also improve the living conditions of her family.

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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
  • 102
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 584.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD