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Asterie is 33 years old. She is single. She sells mineral water and yellow bananas, and has spent 9 months in this business. With this loan she will buy more mineral water and yellow bananas to sell. With the profit from this business she will purchase more cartons of mineral water. She says that her business is successful because it is commonly known by her customers. In the future, she would like to become a wholesale supplier to other sellers.

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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
  • 64
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 588.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Asterie to buy more mineral water and yellow bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011