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Epiphanie is 27 years old and she has a 6-month-old baby.

She owns a general store in which she sells soap and Irish potatoes on a wholesale scale. She works together with her husband and they have had this business for one year.

This business has enabled them build a small house for themselves.

Epiphanie is requesting a loan to buy a large quantity of Irish potatoes and some soap, which will enable her to make more profits.

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,325,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Epiphanie to buy Irish potatoes and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2011
May 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011