Patricie is 39 years old. She is married with four children who are between 3 and 13 years old. Patricie makes her living by sewing different styles of African clothes. She has been in this business for five years. She operates her business from 8am until 7pm every day. She employs three people to help her.
Patricie has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company s.a. in order to purchase more African clothes for sewing. Patricie will hopefully earn more profit, which will allow her to create other areas of the same business. She will also be able to save money for her 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.