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Francine is 35 years old, she has five children who are between the ages of 2 and 14 years old. Three of her children are in primary school while the others are not yet in school. Francine’s husband is an accountant. Francine sells foodstuffs such as beans, rice, and sugar. She is requesting a loan in order to reinvest in her business.

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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
  • 65
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Francine to purchase additional inventory of beans, rice and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011