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Regine is 38 years old. She is married and has three children between 3 and 15 years old. She has owned her small general store for about three years. Regine sells sugar, cooking oil, clothes, shoes, and so on.

Regine has requested a Kiva loan so that she can expand her shop by adding more cosmetics products, foodstuffs like sugar, rice and different types of flour, as well as other goods which seem to be in high demand in her area. With the profits that she earns, Regine plans to start saving, pay school fees for her children, and improve her family's situation.

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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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Regine to purchase more product to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2011