Gregoire is 46 years old and is married with two children who are 7 and 14 years old. He sells various goods such as bread and tea, etc. from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day. He employs two people to help him and has three years of experience.
Gregoire has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more quantity of tea and bread for resale. He plans to use any profit generated from this loan to satisfy his family's basic needs, to pay school fees for his children and to 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.