Shemussa is 26 years old and is married with one child, who is 7 years old. She owns a small business selling various styles of African clothes for women. This business is well known and organized. She has two years of experience in this business.
Shemussa has requested her first loan from Kiva lenders, via Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her business by purchasing more African clothes to sell. Once this expansion is reached, Shemussa will be able to earn more profit. With this extra profit, she plans to build her own house and reinvest in her business.
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.