Gerardine is 24 years old and single. She sells various goods such as cooking oil, rice, beans, biscuits, sugar, avocado etc. She has two years' experience. Her business is well organized and she works from 7am to 8pm every day.
Gerardine has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to expand her store by purchasing more and various goods such as cooking oil, rice, beans, biscuits, sugar, avocado etc. for resale. With the profits, she will reinvest in her business and will be able to build 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.