Immaculee, age 45, owns and operates a well-organized general store business where she sells goods such as lotions, soap, rice, bread, and sugar. She has 15 years of experience in her business and works from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. every day except Saturday. Immaculee currently employs two people to help her. She and her husband have five children between the ages of three and 22 years old .
Immaculee has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand the inventory of her boutique. She will be purchasing different goods to sell, such as salt, beans, soft drinks, and radios. With the profit, Immaculee will reinvest in her business, pay school fees for her children, 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.