Athanase is 34 years old and is married with two children who are two and 10 years old. He owns a shop where he sells a variety of products such as beans and maize. Athanase has owned his shop for about two years and his business hours are from six in the morning through nine at night every day. He currently employs two people.
Athanase is requesting a Kiva loan via the Vision Finance Company to purchase large quantities of good such as maize and beans. He hopes that, with these additional goods, he will hopefully earn more profits and start saving for a better 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.