Innocent, 44 years old, is married and has six children aged between 4 and 16 years old. He owns a sewing business, which operates from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. six days per week. He currently employs three people to help him.
Innocent has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his sewing business by buying various materials. He plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy his family's basic needs, to reinvest in his business, to pay his children's school fees and to renovate his 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.