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Vincent M. is 27 years old and married, and has a two-month old child. He slaughters goats and sells skewers of the grilled meat. He also sells a few foods, such as green bananas. In addition, he buys and sells cattle to merchants who sell them in the city. He has been in this business for 7 years. His wife is a tailor but she does not work at a moment due to a lack of capital. She is currently helping her husband with his different businesses. He would like to have a loan to increase the number of animals he butchers and sells, in addition to growing more bananas. With the profits, he hopes to renovate his house.

About the Bank:
Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) is a public limited company established to provide financial services as a ladder of opportunity to the poor and small entrepreneurs for whom access to formal financial capital is currently limited. UOB's vision is to be a sustainable financial institution achieving significant economic, social and spiritual transformational impact on the underprivileged of Rwanda through a variety of products and related training in a way that reflects the love of Jesus Christ.

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) is a Rwandan bank specializing in microfinance. It offers credit products to individuals and groups interested in starting or expanding their businesses. It also offers training in business development, financial literacy and health management. Given that approximately 90% of the Rwandan population is directly or indirectly related to the agricultural sector, Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to support UOB’s agricultural loan products, which are vital to the clients living in remote areas.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $11,741,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 577.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Vincent buying goats and enriching his garden.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010