Epiphanie is 37 years old and is married with three children who are 2, 5 and 7 years old. She also takes care of two relatives who are 11 and 14 years old.
Epiphanie is a self-employed businesswoman selling a variety of goods, as her photo indicates. Those goods include cosmetics products like body lotion and toothpaste as well as foodstuffs like rice, sugar, flour and cooking oil. Her shop is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
Epiphanie is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her shop by purchasing a large quantity of sugar and rice, as they are in high demand.
With this large quantity, she will also start wholesaling. In doing so, she hopes to earn more profits which, in turn, will allow her to renovate her house, continue paying school fees for her two relatives, as well as build a secure future for her three 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.