A loan of $4,725 helps a member to buy more sugar, salt and beans.


Mugwize Avega Group's story

Greetings from Rwanda! This is Mugwize Avega, a group of entrepreneurs who own businesses varying from food production to retail. The group’s name translates to “People who Accumulate” in English.

Vestine is 40 years old; she is married with five children aged between 1 and 18 years. She is the group’s proud representative.

She owns a shop in her community and has been running this business for the past six years. Vestine has requested this loan to buy more sugar, salt and rice to meet customer demand so that she can have an income, which can help her to improve her lifestyle.

Vestine hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to pay school fees for her children. She thanks you for your support!

In this group: Apolinaire, Jacqueline, Emeritha, Julie, Vestine, Hassina, Shema, Mathias, Alexandre, Ezechiel, Felicien, Patrick


This loan is special because:

It provides financial opportunities to riskier Rwandan entrepreneurs who rely on social collateral.

Rachel Lewis, Kiva staff

Rachel Lewis
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.