Marie is 48 years old and married with three children between 11 and 29 years old. She takes care of one child who is seven years old. Her business is well organized. She sells cows and has seven years experience in this business. She currently employs three people to help her. Marie operates her business from 5 am to 6 pm every day.
Marie has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company (S.a) to purchase more cows for resale. With the profits, she will reinvest in her business and hopes to renovate her own house.
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.