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Marie Jeanne
Marie Jeanne is 33 years old and married with three children between the ages of 5 and 11. Marie Jeanne sells various goods such as: lotions, soap, water, Fanta, etc. She has five years of experience in this business, and she employs one person to help her. The hours of her business are from 6 a.m to 6 p.m every day except on Sunday.

Marie Jeanne has requested a loan from Kiva in order to buy various goods such as: lotions, soap, water, Fanta etc for resale. She will use any additional profits to reinvest in her business and to pay her children's school fees.

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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
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD