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Tamari is a 39-year-old mother of four children ranging in age from 20 to 6 years, all in school. Her husband is a driver. Tamari, who owns a restaurant in which she sells green bananas, rice, and other African dishes, is requesting a loan in order to buy more foodstuffs. With the additional profits she wishes to buy restaurant equipment. This business has helped Tamari pay her school fees, as she wants to sit for the secondary school final exams.

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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
  • 49
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 594.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Tamari to buy foodstuffs for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011