Sylvestre is 38 years old, married, and has six children between the ages of 5 and 18. He sells goods such as beans, maize, etc. He has ten years of experience in his business and works from 7 a.m until 9 p.m every day except Saturday. Sylvestre currently employs three people to help him. Sylvestre has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand the inventory of his goods (beans, sorghum, and maize). With the profits, Sylvestre will reinvest in his business, pay school fees for his children, and save for his 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.