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Monique is 48 years old. She has three children who are between the ages of 18 and 26 years old. She adopted one and the other two are her own and they are both in school. Her husband sells foodstuffs. Monique works with her husband; she sells foodstuffs and they rear a cow. They grow green bananas and, as you can see in the photo, there are banana trees. She is requesting a loan to buy more foodstuffs and a cow to make more profits because in the future, she plans to open up a shop of her own.

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
  • 12
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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 $850 helped Monique to buy foodstuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011