Gratien is 33 years old and married, with two children who are between two and four years old. He owns a sewing business. This is his tenth year in this business and he works from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day, except Saturday. Gratien currently employs one person to help him.
Gratien has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more materials for his sewing. With any profits, he will be able to save for his future and to reinvest in his business.
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.