Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Marie is 28 years old and she is married with three children aged between 2 and 9 years old. Marie’s husband is a businessman, and they do the same business. Marie owns a business selling mobile phones.

Marie has now requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of increasing her business by purchasing various styles of mobile phones to attract more customers. The increased business will help her to earn more profits, which will allow her to resolve the problems she has.

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
  • 2
    View loans »
    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Marie to buy more mobile phones to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2011
Mar 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012