Hadidja is 28 years old and married, and she has 2 children who are 7 and 3 years old. Hadidja is known as a proven entrepreneur who sells charcoal wholesale and retail. This is her 10th successful year in this business which she runs from 6 am to 8 pm every day. Hadidja is pictured here with her sacks of charcoal, which have been stuffed and then covered with eucalyptus leaves, ready for sale.
Hadidja has requested a Kiva loan through Vision Finance Company to expand her business by creating many sources of income from the same charcoal business, and to provide jobs to the people of her community. With this loan, Hadidja hopes that her revenue will increase so she can save for her future and do her best 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.