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Cesarie is 48 years old, married and has four children who range in age from nine to twenty-four years old. Currently, four of her children are enrolled in school. Cesarie sells metals, which she has done for three years. She works together with her husband in the business.

Cesarie will use the loan to purchase more metals and timbers. With the new profits from her expanded business, Cesarie plans to set up a hardware store. She dreams of owning her own house in the future.

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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
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,715,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Cesarie to buy more metals and timber to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011