Innocent is 33 years old and married with three children, ages 2, 4 and 7. Innocent's wife is a farmer. Even though this activity does not bring in more money, it is helpful for the family. Both of them work hard in order to provide all the basic needs of their family. Innocent himself has chosen to be a businessman simply because it is more profitable than agriculture. Innocent is seasoned in this career. This is his fifth successful year in business. His shop is open from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening, every day except on Sunday.
Innocent is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of growing his business and resolving some family problems such as school fees for his children and other needs like good quality food. This loan will be helpful for his family and for his community, who will be satisfied by the products from his shop.
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.