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Florence is 38 years old. She has 5 children who are between 2 and 13 years old and all are in school. Florence is married to a welder.She is a tailor and she does tailoring in a room in which she sells sugar salt and other items.She has been selling sugar,soap(blue)etc, for 2 years as you can see from her photo back ground.Together with her tailoring business she affords to pay school fees for her children. She is requesting a loan to buy more sugar and some welding equipment for her husband.

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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
  • 63
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Florence to buy sugar to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011