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Twegerane Group
In this Group: Takya, Shakira, Asiya, Salama, Saidati, Aisha
Saidati is 26 years old, married with two children. Saidati is the president of a group called 'Twegerane'. She is wearing the red shirt in her group. This group owns a restaurant where they sell food in order to earn their daily living. This group has been in this business for about 3 years and the hours of the business are from 5am until 10pm every day.

Saidati and her group have requested a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, this group will purchase equipment and increase the quantity of food which in turn will increase profits. With these profits, the members of this group will pay school fees for their children and continue taking care of their families. In addition, they will keep reinvesting in their business for better financial stability.

Additional Information

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 VisionFund Rwanda

VisionFund 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.

VFR 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Twegerane Group's $1,525 loan helped a member additional equipment and food for the restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2011
Feb 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011