Emmanuel is 39 years old. He is married and has three children. He owns a barber shop. He has been in business for two years and he works from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM every day except Saturday. He currently employs three people to help him.
Emmanuel has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his barber shop business by buying new materials and chairs. With any profit generated by the loan, he will be able to save for his future, to reinvest in his business and to pay school fees for his children.
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.