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Bernadette is a 73-year-old mother with four children. Her children range from the age of 27 to 46 years of age. Two of her children are in school. The rest of her children are married.

She sells soft drinks and with the loan she hopes to buy more soft drinks in order to make more profits. With the profits, Bernadette plans to renovate her house. She says that her business is well-known because it’s located in a trading center.

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
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Bernadette purchasing more soft drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010