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Rebeka is 48 years old, married with 5 children who are 11, 18, 20, 21 and 25 years old. Rebeka also takes care of two dependents who are 12 and 14 years old. Rebeka and her family live in the Ngoma, a region of Rwamagana situated in the eastern province of Rwanda. Here, Rebeka sells a variety of drinks. This is her 15th successful year in this business and the hours of her business are from morning until late in the evening.

Rebeka is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through adding more drinks for sale. With these additional drinks, Rebeka hopes to earn more profits, which in turn will allow her to reinvest in her business so that her business can keep growing. If her plan is successful, Rebeka with the sustainability of her business, she will create some other sources of income as well as creating more jobs to the people of her community.

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More information about this loan

This loan helps low-income entrepreneurs in Rwanda grow their businesses and, ultimately, to support their families. These loans typically serve very poor and rural clients and particularly women, who often lack access to the traditional collateral needed for a loan. VFC serves these entrepreneurs through both individual and group loans and provides them with financial education and tools for them to save money for the future. By supporting this loan, you are helping Rwandan entrepreneurs build the means to support their families and improve their lives.

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.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Rebeka additional drinks for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2010