Dative is 37 years old and is married with four children aged between 1 and 9 years. She lives in the Rwamagana district approximately one hour and half drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. It is in this area where she has owned a shop selling foodstuffs since 2005, working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
Dative realized that her profit is still too low to expand meaningfully and she believes that a small amount of additional capital would change that for her. For that reason she is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to purchase some additional foodstuffs. This will enable her to attract new customers and increase her sales and (hopefully) profits as well.
With the continued success of her business, Dative will be able to continue paying school fees for her children and will be able to build a secure future for them.
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.