Violette is 32 years old and is married with three children aged between 4 and 17 years. She also takes care of one dependent from another family. She lives in the Nyarugenge district in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.
Violette has been in the retail shop business for the past three years and employs one person in this business as a helper. The hours of her business are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Sunday.
Violette is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders Via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase additional items like cosmetic products. With this expansion, she believes she will earn more profits that will allow her to save money for building a secure future for her family and be able to continue paying school fees for her 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.