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Esther is 37 years old. She has 3 children aged between 11 and 16 who are all in school. Her husband is a soldier. Esther is a tailor and she also sells onions. She has done this for 10 years. This business has enabled her to pay her children's school fees and to also feed her family. She is requesting a loan to purchase more onions and some equipment for her tailoring 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
  • 48
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Esther to buy onions and tailoring equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011