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Sarah is 47 years old. She has 8 children who are between the ages of 6 and 25 years old. They are all in school. She works together with her husband. She owns a shop in which she sells different kinds of stuff such as cooking oil, rice, sugar, matches, etc. She has done this business for 10 years and she has been able to support her children in terms of fees and food because of this business. She is requesting a loan to buy more items such as matches, sugar, rice, etc. and fill her store in order to make more profits.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego 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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Sarah to buy different kinds of items such as juices, vaseline, sugar, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2011
May 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011