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Anathalia is a 47-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur who runs a hardware store with her husband. The store sells many goods such as hoes, construction materials, paint, and tents and has been operating successfully since 2004. Anathalia and her husband have five children ranging in age from 9 to 22 years old.

With the loan, she plans to buy more tents and paint so that she can continue to meet the demands of her customers. With the extra money generated thus far from this business, Anathalia has been able to buy a house and car and support her children through school. This loan will help her continue to be able to support the needs of her family.

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
  • 46
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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 $525 helped Anathalia to buy tents and paint for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2011
May 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011