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Josianne is 29 years old and she is married with two children, ages 7 and 9. Both of her children are enrolled in school. Her husband works in a salon.

Josianne sells fruit such as tree tomatoes, passion fruit and pineapples. She has had this business for three years. She says that her business is successful because it is very well-known and it is in a very strategic location.

She will use the proceeds of this loan to buy more fruit to sell. With the profit from her loan, she hopes to open up a second location for her shop. In the future, Josianne hopes that she and her husband will be able to build a home for their family.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,573,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 584.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD