Didace is 51 years old and is married with four children. He owns a public secretariat shop where he operates the business of photocopying, typing via the use of a computer, etc. He has been operating this business for about four years and the hours of his business are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
Didace needs to request a Kiva loan with the purpose of purchasing some additional equipment like a scanner, one more computer, and a new, modern photocopying machine. With this additional equipment, he hopes to earn more profits which, in turn, will allow him to increase the size of his business through attracting a larger number of customers.
If the number of his customers keeps increasing, Didace hopes to create some other sources of income as well as creating jobs for the people in his community.
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.