Petronille was born in 1971 and is married with three children. The first child is 16 years old, the next is 11 years old and the last one is 9 years old. Petronille owns a small business selling empty Jeri cans; this business is profitable in her region. Petronille employs one person from her community as a helper. The hours of her daily activities are from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening every day except one day a week.
Petronille is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing more empty Jeri cans. With this loan, Petronille will be able to save money and pay school fees for her 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.