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Marie Chantal
Marie Chantal is 27 years old and married with two children who are 2 and 5 years old. Marie Chantal owns a shop where she sells a variety of goods, mainly cosmetic goods and some other goods, as her picture indicates. Marie Chantal has been in this business for about five years and the business hours are from 5 am to 10 pm every day.

Marie Chantal needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Marie Chantal will purchase a variety of goods, mainly foodstuffs, which in turn will allow her to satisfy the demands of her customers. If successful, Marie Chantal will hopefully earn more profits and these profits will allow her to keep reinvesting in her business for better financial stability. In addition to that, she will continue taking care 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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,437,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD