Benoite is 48 years old and is married with 5 children aged between five and 26. Her husband is a driver, while Benoite owns a general store. She has been in this business for 10 years and her store is open daily from 6 in the morning until 9 at night.
Benoite has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via the Vision Finance Company to purchase more products for her shop. This loan will help her to increase profits and Benoite hopes 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.