Etienne is 31 years old and is single. He is still living with his parents.
Etienne owns a small grocery business. This business is profitable in his region which is the reason why it was chosen by Etienne as his principal activity. Etienne is seasoned in his business simply because he has two years of experience. The hours of his business are from six in the morning to nine in the evening every day, even during the weekend.
Etienne is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of growing his business. With this loan he needs to buy a fridge which will be used in his grocery. With the extra profits, Etienne hopes to buy his own house so that he can get married in the future.
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.