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Hana is 53 years old. She has 11 children between the ages of 23 and 40 years old. She is a very hard working mother and she works with her husband. She sells locally made alcohol, made out of sorghum(the brown grains on the ground) and bananas. She has done this business for 6 years and her business is going on well. She is requesting a loan to buy sorghum and green bananas to make the beer.

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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
  • 55
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,328,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Hana to purchase sorghum and green bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2011
May 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012