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Sophie
Sophie is 45 years old. She has seven children who are between 9 and 24 years old. They are all in school. Her husband is a farmer.

Sophie sells sorghum and she has been selling sorghum for the past four years. This business has enabled her to feed her family and meet her needs.

She is requesting a loan to buy more sorghum for sale. She plans to save all her profits and pay her children’s school fees.

Additional Information

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

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,391,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Sophie to buy sorghum for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 14, 2011
Listed
Apr 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011