Seraphine is 41 years old and married with five children between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. Her husband is a repairman. She runs a small boutique in the Kabuga district of Rwanda. She employs two people and her store is open from 6 am until 11 pm. Seraphine has 20 years of experience in this business.
Seraphine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase more products for her boutique. She hopes this loan will help her obtain more profit from her sales. With the extra profit, Seraphine plans to pay school fees for her children and save money for 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.