Celestin is 49 years old and is married with five children between the ages of 9 and 16 years old. Celestin has three years' experience selling use clothing in the market. He currently employs one person to help him and his business is open from 6 am to 6 pm each week except on Saturdays.
Celestin has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase more used clothing to sell. With any profits, Celestin would like to satisfy his basic needs and start saving for his future and build a house for his family.
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.