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Joselyne is a 32-year-old mother of four children between 1 and 12 years old, three of whom go to school. Joselyne has owned a small store selling potatoes and bananas for 13 years, and it has allowed her to buy her own house. Her husband is also a vendor.

Joselyne will use her loan to purchase more fruit and vegetables to sell. With any profits she makes from the use of the loan, she plans to make enhancements to her business.

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
  • 13
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Joselyne to purchase more vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011