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C9370 Twiyubake Group
In this Group: Marline, Christine, Grace, Dansira, Jeannette
Marline is 46 years old, married and has six children between the ages of six and sixteen years old.

Marline operates a general store, selling goods, such as rice, sugar, Irish potatoes, soap and cooking oil. She employs one person to help her and works from 7am until 6pm every day. She is the president of this borrowing team, which is called "C9370 Twiyubake" in the local language.

Marline has requested a loan from Kiva partner Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her business by buying more goods, such as rice, sugar, Irish potatoes, soap and cooking oil to sell. With her profits, Marline will be able to reinvest in her business and to pay her children's school fees.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of C9370 Twiyubake Group's $1,100 loan helped a member to purchase more goods, such as rice, sugar, soap and cooking oil to sell in a general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Mar 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 22, 2012