Marceline M. is 33 years old and is married with four children aged 4 through 11. She and her family live in the Nyamagabe district of the Gikongoro province of Rwanda where her business of selling general vegetables and fruits is located.
Marceline has been a successful businesswoman for the past eight years and her shop is well regarded by the locals. Her shop is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
Marceline is requesting her second loan from Vision Finance Company and Kiva lenders in order to expand her business. She plans to purchase greater quantities and varieties of foods for sale which she believes her customers will want to buy. Through accessing this loan, she plans to increase her monthly profits, which will help her to pay school fees for her four young children.
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.