Eugenie is 31 years old, married and the mother of four children who range in age from 2 to 8 years old. She earns a living by selling various food and drink items, including juice, water, local drinks, biscuits and sugar. She has been in this line of work for 10 years and is requesting a loan from Kiva via the Vision Finance Company to buy more items to sell to her customers. She plans to use any profits generated from this loan to satisfy her family's basic needs, save money for her future and invest 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.