Sylvere is 31 years old and single. He takes care of two relatives who are 12 and 16 years old.
Sylvere is a self-employed businessman. He sells a variety of goods, such as cosmetics products and foodstuffs (bread, rice, sugar, cooking oil, etcetera). His shop is open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. He employs two people to help him.
Sylvere has now requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase a large quantity of bread, sugar and rice, as they are in high demand. With this large quantity, he will also start wholesaling. In doing so, Sylvere hopes to earn more profits which in turn will allow him to renovate his house and continue paying school fees for his two relatives.
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.