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Anne is 32 years old; she is married with five children who are between five months and ten years old, including a pair of twins. Four of her children go to school. Her husband works as a taxi driver. Anne sells both food stuffs and soft drinks in her shop. She has spent six years in this business. She has requested this loan to buy more foodstuffs and soft drinks to sell. She hopes to use this new profit from expanded business to renovate and install electricity in her house. She would like to have a loan amount of five million 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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Anne to buy more foodstuffs and soft drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011