Alphonse is a 56-year-old married father of three children between the ages of 5 and 25 years. Alphonse has been selling cows and goats for 30 years. He works from 6am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday.
Alphonse has requested his third Kiva loan, via Vision Finance Company, in order to buy more cows and goats for sale. With the profits, he will be able to buy more food for his family.
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.