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Francine Hitayezu is 32 years old and married to a veteran. She has four children between the ages of 1 and 12 years old. Three of her children go to school. Francine sells fruit, such as oranges; she has had this business for the period of ten years.

She has requested this loan to buy more fruit to sell. She would also like to buy some livestock, which could provide much return in the future. Her business has done much for her daily life. She dreams of owning a truck, which may help her in the transportation of her fruit and enable her to become a supplier in the future.

Additional Information

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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Francine to buy more fruit to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 26, 2011