Solange is businesswoman but her husband doesn't work. For that reason, she works hard so that she is able to provide all the basic needs of her family.
Solange owns a small business selling various products such as rice, sugar, and so on. She has an experience of four years in her business and she says that her business is profitable in her area. The hours of her business are from five in the morning to nine in the evening every day.
Solange is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business through purchasing more products for her store. With this loan, she expects to earn more profits to use for her family and in her business as well.
With the extra income, Solange will be able to save money for her future.
About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)
Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.
VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.
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