Donathile is 24 years old and is an unmarried mother with one child. She lives in Ruramba, a region of Nyaruguru situated in the Southern Province of Rwanda.
Donathile was originally a farmer before thinking on how she could start a small business so that her life situation could be improved. She thought of starting to sell a variety of goods in a shop and this is her third successful year in this business. Her shop is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
Donathile, after these three years of experience, now has so many customers that she can’t even satisfy them. To end this, she needs to request a Kiva loan which will allow her to add a variety of requested goods such as beans, rice, sugar, etc. With this loan, she is planning to increase her sales and she hopes that her profits will also increase.
With these profits, Donathile will reinvest a portion in her business with the purpose of keeping her business sustainable.
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.