Athanasie is 51 years old and married with five children between 16 and 26 years old. In addition, she takes care of two relatives. She sells various goods such as juice, water, cakes, bread, soap, milk, etc. and she has been in this business for 21 years. Her business is open from 7 am to 10 pm every day of the week and she currently employs two people to help her.
Athanasie has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase various goods such as juice, water, cakes, bread, soap, milk, etc. to sell. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future and reinvest in her business.
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.