Celestin is 25 years old. He is married with two children who are 1 and 3 years old. Celestin's wife is a housewife. Both of them work to provide for their family. Celestin is a serious businessman and works hard to increase his profit. Normally Celestin sells different kinds of products such as flasks, plates, spoons, other cosmetic products and so forth. His small shop is open from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening every day and he has been working in this business for 4 years.
Celestin is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business by purchasing more household products to sell. This loan will be important for him because he will be able to attract more customers by satisfying their demands. With this loan, Celestin believes he will obtain more profit, which he will reinvest in his business.
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.