Diane is 29 years old and married, and she has two children, ages 2 and 4 years old. Diane is well-known in the food business. She sells food such as beans, rice, and Irish potatoes. This is her third successful year in this business. The hours of her business are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Saturday.
Diane struggles to make a profit and believes that she is unable to satisfy her customer needs. A small amount of additional capital would help her business to grow in a meaningful way. She is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to purchase a large quantity of additional goods which, hopefully, will satisfy the demand of her customers and increase her sales. If her notion to expand her products is successful, Diane will be able to build her business and a secure future for her family.
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.