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Marie Claudine
Marie Claudine is 37 years old and is married. She has three children between the ages of 4 and 16 years old. She sells different items such as: crafts, drawing etc. Her business is well-organized. She employees one person to help her. Marie Claudine has seven years experience and she runs her business from 6.30am until 9pm every day.

Marie has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase more different items for her arts business like: crafts, drawing etc. With the extra profits, Marie Claudine will expand her business and save money for her 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 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
  • 32
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Marie Claudine to expand her arts business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2011
May 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012