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Marie Solange
Marie Solange is 26 years old and married with two children who are 3 and 4 years old. Marie Solange struggles to sell a variety of goods, mainly plastic items usually used at home. Marie Solange has been in her business for about two years. The hours of her business are from 6 am to 8 pm every day except Saturday.

Marie Solange realized that her working capital is not enough, and she wants to start selling drinks in her shop. She would like to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Marie Solange will hopefully earn more profit which in turn will allow her to keep reinvesting in her business for better sustainability. She really hopes that she will start saving for a better education for her children in the future.

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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,926,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Marie Solange to purchase a variety of goods, mainly plastic items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011