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Christine is 27 years old. She is married with two children between the ages of one and four. One of her children goes to school. Her husband works as a house builder. Christine sells food utensils and children's clothing. She has had this business for ten years. With this loan she will buy more food utensils to sell. With the profit she will save money. Her business is successful because of her connection to her customers. In the future she would like to have a big sum of money so that she can buy more stock to sell.

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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
  • 59
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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 Christine to buy more food utensils to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011