Jean Claude owns a business selling bedsheets. He has an experience of ten years in this field and the hours of his business are from six in the morning to six in the evening every day.
Now, Jean Claude is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business through purchasing more bedsheets for sale. With this expansion, he will be able to attract more customers and earn more profits which he will use for his family and in his business.
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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