Japhet is 29 years old and single. He has two years of experience selling timber. He currently employs two people to help him and his business is open from 7 am to 6 pm every day except on Saturday.
Japhet has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase more timber for resale. With any profits, he would like to satisfy his basic needs, reinvest in his business and build his 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.