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Janette is a 30 year-old single woman. Janette owns a shop in which she sells rice, beans, sugar, Irish potatoes, and green bananas. Janette started this business when she was 23 years old, and it has helped her to develop herself. Janette is requesting a loan to buy more green bananas,potatoes etc for her business to expand, and with the profits she wants to build her own house.

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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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,198,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Janette to buy more Irish potatoes, green bananas and other food stuffs .
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011