Jeannine B. has a dinnerware business, selling plates and other dishes and glassware. She is twenty-eight years old and married with one five-year-old child. Jeannine and her husband both work to earn a living for their family. Working from 7am to 8pm every day, she currently makes an income of 327,000 FRW (~ USD $654). Jeannine has requested a 500,000 FRW (USD $1000) loan to help expand her business. She also has plans to begin saving money from the profits of the loan. Jeannine has had two previous loans with Vision Finance Company since she started up her business in 2006. She has since hired two employees.
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.