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Betty is 35 years old and has six children, the eldest of whom is 18 years old and the youngest 5 months. Betty's husband is a policeman.

Betty owns a small store in which she sells soft drinks, water, and juices, and she is requesting a loan in order to buy more juices, sodas, milk, and water. With the profits, she plans to buy household equipment, such as cups and saucepans.

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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 594.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Betty to buy more juices, sodas, milk, and water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011