Greetings from K. Dorothée who is 42 years old and married. She and her husband have four children and two orphans aged 6 and 12. The family is currently living in Gasabo district in Kigali City, capital of Rwanda.
K. Dorothée is an entrepreneur and owns shop in Kimironko district selling leather handbags. Her husband produces a wage of $515 per month.
Dorothée is seeking her first loan worth 500,000 Rwf from Vision Finance Company to be paid within 8 months. She has no employees and has been doing the same business since 2004. Dorothée opens her shop from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Before the loan, she was earning a monthly profit of approximately $220. With the loan from Vision Finance Company, K. will expand her business and, from the increased profits, she will reinvest in her business.
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.