Greetings from Yvonne T.. She is a 33 year old Rwandan entrepreneur. She is single however she has three dependents who are 18, 16, and 10 years old. She lives in the Jali sector of the Gasabo district of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
Yvonne does her business in Jali sector. She owns a restaurant that feeds many people in the neighborhood. She starts working at 6:00 a.m and finishes at 8:00 p.m and employs four workers.
She is requesting her first loan for 500,000 Rwf from Vision Finance Company. She earns $440 in monthly profit and hopes to increase her profit after this loan. She will use this loan to expand her restaurant. With increased profits, she will continue to expand her business.
About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)
Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.
VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.
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