Francoise is 36 years old and is married with five children aged between 10 and 17 years old. She sells various goods such as cakes, bread, sugar, etc, from a store that she operates her work from 6 a.m until 9.30 p.m every day per week. She currently employs four people to help her, and she has eight years of experience in this business.
Francoise has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy various goods such as cakes, bread, sugar, etc for resale. She plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy her family's basic needs, to save money for her future and to 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.