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Alice is 37 years old, married, and has six children who are between the ages of 6-15 years old. All her children are in school. Alice and her husband are grateful to be able to pay their children’s school fees and medical insurance.

Alice sells various products such as biscuits, brooms, shopping buckets and basins. She buys her goods at the cheapest price in the city and therefore sells it at a reasonable price which increases her clientele. She hopes to work hard and have a branch in the city where she hopes to make more profit. Alice is asking for a loan to increase her inventory in order to make more profit.

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
  • 57
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,325,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 582.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Alice purchasing more inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010