Besides running a shop, Eliezer grows beans, wheat, and sweet potatoes, which are commonly grown in this area. He employs two people to help him to run these business activities.
Eliezer has requested a loan from Vision Finance Company in order to buy more stock for his business because his clientele is growing, With any additional profit, he will pay school fees for his children and save money for his future.
About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)
Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.
VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.
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