Fatuma is 33 years old and is married with four children between the ages 5 and 9. She sells vegetables and fruits, and her business is well-organized. She works from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day.
Fatuma has requested a loan from Kiva lender Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by buying more vegetables and fruits to sell. With the profit from the loans, Fatuma will reinvest in her business and pay her children's school fees.
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.