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Jeannette is 23 years old. She is married and has two children between the ages of one and five. she also cares her sister who is seventeen years old. None of her children goes to school. Her husband works as a technician. Jeannette is a photographer. She has spent 2 years in this business. With this loan, she will buy more cameras in order to take a greater variety of photos. With the profit from the business, she will renovate her house. She says that her business is successful because she makes quality photos. In the future, she would like to have her own photo studio.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego 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
  • 13
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 578.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jeannette to buy more cameras in order to take photos.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011