Antoinette is 48 years old. She is a widow with seven children between the ages of 8 and 24 years old and she takes care of nine dependents. She purchases and sells cows. She has been in this business for eight years, and she currently employs two people to help her.
Antoinette has requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more cows for resale. With any profits, she will be able to save for her future, pay school fees for her children, and build her own 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.