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Elina is 33 years old and is married to a driver who works for a tour company called Volcano. She has three children aged between 8 and 14 years.

Elina sells carrots, onions, and cabbages and has been doing this for twelve years. She intends to use the loan to invest in her business and increase her scale of operations.

If all goes well with her business, Elina has a vision of buying a small secondhand car to facilitate the transportation of her products from farmers to her selling point.

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
  • 48
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 586.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Elina to buy more carrots, onions and cabbages to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011