Sharifa is 50 years old and is married with three children, ages between 16 and 25. She sells second-hand clothes from 9 a.m until 7 p.m every day.
Sharifa has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to buy more second hand clothes 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, to reinvest in her business, and to pay school fees for her children.
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.