Francoise is 42 years old and married, with two children who are 14 and 19 years old. She also takes care of three children who are between 14 and 22 years old. Francoise sells sacks of charcoal in her store. Her business is well-organized. She has two years of experience in her business and she works from 5:30 A.M. until 9 P.M. every day except Sunday. She currently employs two people to help her.
Francoise has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell, so she can improve her business. With the extra profit, Francoise will reinvest in her business and save 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.