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Marie is 25 years old and single. Marie lives with her parents and she has to contribute to her family by providing all necessities for the family. Marie owns a business selling clothes and she is a tailor sometime. Marie employs three people as helpers from her community and the hours of her business are from 7 AM to 6 PM.

Marie is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to purchase more clothes and others clothing items for sale. With this loan, Marie needs to earn much money to use in her business. With the extra money, Marie will be able to save, which will allow her to get married in the future.

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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
  • 588.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Marie to purchase more clothes and another items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2010
Oct 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011