Laurence is 35 years old and married with four children between 4 and 11 years old. She sells charcoal both wholesale and retail and is a proven entrepreneur. She has been running her business successfully for four years, and she works from 7 am until 6 pm every day. Laurence is pictured here in front of her sacks of charcoal which have been filled with coal and then stuffed with eucalyptus leaves.
Laurence has requested a loan to purchase more charcoal to sell. With this loan, Laurence 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.