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Alphonsine is 24 years old. She has two children who are ages 3 and 7 years. One child is in school.

Alphonsine owns a milling machine and she has been running it for two years. This milling machine has enabled her to build a small family house.

She also owns a shop in which she sells different items that are commonly needed at home.

She is requesting a loan to buy another milling machine, which she expects will earn her more money.

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
  • 9
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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 $1,200 helped Alphonsine to buy a milling machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011