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Marie Chantal
Marie Chantal is 22 years old and married, but they have no children. She runs a tailoring business in the market where she sews different clothes, such as dresses, skirts, trousers, etc. She has been running this business for two years and works from 7am until 5pm during the week.

Marie Chantal has requested her first loan from Kiva via Vision Finance Company to purchase more sewing materials. The extra income she makes from this loan will help her save for her future.

She thanks you for your support.

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 VisionFund Rwanda

VisionFund 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.

VFR 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
  • 27
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Marie Chantal to purchase more sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011