Sameil is 32 years old and is married with one child who is six years old. His clothing sales business is well organized. He starts at 7am and works until 8pm every day. He has three years of experience and one person to help him.
Sameil has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, Vision Finance Company, in order to buy more clothes (trousers) to sell. With the profit from this loan, Sameil will pay his child's school fees and reinvest in his 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.