Martin is 51 years old and is married, with three children who are between 6 and 20 years old. Martin takes care of one dependent who is a 20 year-old relative. He and his wife work hard for the development of their family.
Martin owns a business selling cassava. His business is well-known, as well as organized. He employs three people as helpers so that his business runs smoothly. Martin has four years experience in his business. The hours of his business are from 6am until 9pm every day.
Martin has requested his first loan from KIva lenders, via Vision Finance Company, in order to purchase more cassava. That will help him to satisfy his many customers of cassava. Martin will then be able to earn more profits to be reinvested in his business, and will save money for his 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.