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Bernadette is 48 years old. She has four children who are 16 to 22 years old. She is a widow. She has a small supermarket in which she sells foodstuffs, beers, juices and water. She has owned this supermarket for 17 years and it enables her to pay her children’s school fees and meet her family needs. She is requesting a loan to buy items such as juices, fruits etc for her supermarket. With the profits, together with her savings, she plans to build her own family house.

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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
  • 57
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Bernadette to buy juices, fruits etc. to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2011
May 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011