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Marie Solange
Marie Solange is 27 years old and married with two children, 4 and 5 years old. Marie Solange has a restaurant where she sells food such as Irish potatoes, rice, meat, etc. Her business is well-organized and she employees two people to help her. The business is open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day and has been in operation for one year.

Marie Solange has requested a loan from Kiva in order to purchase more food for her restaurant. With any profit earned, Marie Solange will save for her future and reinvest in her business.

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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
  • 96
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,450,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD