Beatha is 30 years old, married with five children and she takes care of two dependents. Beatha has been working as a businesswoman wholesaling a variety of goods mainly cooking oil, rice, sweets, covered water, etc. She has been in this business for about one year and the hours of her business are from 6 am to 8 pm every day.
Beatha is now requesting a Kiva loan so that she can expand her shop by adding cosmetic goods and increasing the quantity of foodstuffs like sugar, rice, different types of flours and some other goods that seem to be highly demanded in her business area. With this loan, Beatha hopes that she will be able to satisfy the needs of her customers and hopefully her sales will increase as well as her profits. If successful, she will start saving as well as reinvesting in her business with one portion of the earned profits.
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.