Simonia is a businesswoman and has two years of experience. She owns a small business selling various styles of clothes and she says that this business is profitable, the reason why she chose it as her main activity. The hours of her business are from six in the morning to six in the evening every day except Saturday.
Simonia is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business. This will make her more efficient and more effective and successful.
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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