Rose M. is 43 years old. She is a widow and takes care of six children aged 10 through 20. She lives in Nyarugenge district, in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
Rose has owned a small shop selling clothing and sewing items since 2006. She works alone in the store during the hours it is open: from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
Rose is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing additional materials and clothes for sale and, hopefully, to make a greater monthly profit.
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.