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Elianne was born in 1956. She has six children and the eldest is 33 years old while the youngest is 15 years old. Elianne sells charcoal on a wholesale basis. She has done this business since 1978.

Elianne finds her business very helpful because it has enabled her to meet her children’s needs for clothes and school fees. She is requesting for a loan in order to buy more sacks of charcoal. With the profits, she plans to purchase more charcoal to make her business grow.

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
  • 53
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Elianne to buy more charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011