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Pelagie is married and has two children who are 17 months and 4 years old. She is 37 years-old and her husband is a policeman. Pelagie has a shop that sells a variety of items including children's clothes, shoes and clothing materials. She also sells household items such as match boxes, cooking oil, candles, soap and other goods.

Pelagie has had this business for three years. She is requesting this loan in order to expand her shop and buy more items to sell, such as sugar. She also wants to buy another wedding gown to add to the one she has for rent.

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 586.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Pelagie to buy new items for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2010
Jul 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010