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Marie Therese
Marie Therese is 31 years old and is married. She has two children, 5 and 9 years old. Marie Therese purchases long-handled wooden spoons, sieves, and charcoal stoves for her business. She has been in this business for five years, and she works from 6 a.m until 7 p.m every day. Marie Therese currently employs two people to help her in the business.

Marie Therese has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more long-handled wooden spoons, sieves, and charcoal stoves for resale. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future. She will be able to buy her own house and to pay her children's school fees.

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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 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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 604.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Marie Therese to purchase more long-handled wooden spoons, sieves, and charcoal stoves for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013