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Robinah is a mother of four children; the youngest is sixteen years old while the eldest is eighteen years old and they all attend school. Robinah is a widow and she is very hard-working. Robinah sells paint; her shop is called 'gift shop' and she has been in this business for two years.

Robinah is requesting a loan in order to buy more paint. She has been selling house paint but she would like to sell car paint as well. With the profits she hopes to increase her capital to be able to expand her business in the future.

Additional Information

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
  • 46
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,218,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Robinah to buy more paint to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011