Francoise B. is 33 years old and is married with five children and two dependents aged between 8 and 15 years. Francoise lives in the Gasabo district, in the capital city of Kigali where she owns a restaurant. She has been in business since 2004 in this location. She employs six people in her business and work begins at 5 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. every day.
Francoise is a proven restaurant operator and is ready to expand her business meaningfully. She believes that a small amount of additional capital would allow her to do this. More modern kitchen equipment and a larger quantity of food at lower prices are among the intended uses of the proceeds.
To do this, Francoise is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company. She expects this will add to her profits as it will allow her to operate more efficiently as well as to increase her sales.
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.