Marie N. is 31 years old, married with 6 children aged between 6 months and 13 years. Marie lives in the northern province of Rwanda, Nyarwondo center where she has a shop in which she sells a variety of goods plus potatoes. Marie has been an entrepreneur selling a variety of goods in her shop for the past 10 years. She employs 3 people in her business. Her shop is open from 6AM to 4PM every day.
Marie is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company for the purpose expanding her shop through purchasing some additional goods for sale which she hopes will serve her existing customers better and perhaps attract new ones as well. With this loan, Marie expects that her business will make additional profits. With this extra money, she hopes to improve her life situation.
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.