Providence A. is a 33-year-old married mother of three. Her children are aged 2, 3, and 5. She and her husband both work to contribute to their family's well-being.
Providence runs an arts and crafts shop specializing in Rwandan baskets in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. She already has one employee after being in business for just one year. Providence works hard 12 hours a day to earn herself 333,000 FRW a month. As it is Providence's first loan, her hope is that, with this 500,000 FRW loan, she can further expand her basket 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.