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Esperance
Esperance is 56 years old with seven children who are ages 14-30 years old. She is a widow. She sells charcoal in the market and she has sold charcoal for three years. This business has improved the standard of living for her family. She is requesting a loan to buy more charcoal and make more profits. With the profits, she plans to build a family house.

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
  • 70
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $11,760,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Esperance to buy more charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 28, 2011
Listed
May 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011