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Alphonsine is 34 years old. She is a widow and has two children who are between two and six years old. Alphonsine has one dependent whom she cares and all her two children and one dependent are enrolled in school. Alphonsine sells vegetables and she has had this business for ten years. She says that her business was successful in that she gained a house from this business. With this new loan, she will buy more vegetables to sell. She said that with the new profits from her business she will establish a shop stocked with various items. In the future, she wishes to have a nice place compared to what she has currently.

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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
  • 64
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,267,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Alphonsine to buy vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011