Bernard, 29 years old, is married and has one child who is five years old. He owns a general store where he sells various goods such as shoes, umbrellas and utensils. He has four years of experience in this business. Bernard has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company to purchase various goods such as shoes, umbrellas and utensils to sell. He will use any profits to reinvest in his business and to pay 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.