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Hawa is a mother of 8 children between the ages of 1 to 16 years. She sells cassava and she has done this for the past 2 years. This business has enabled her to pay school fees for her children and to meet the needs of her family.

Hawa is very hard-working. She is requesting a loan to buy more cassava for sale. She plans to save all her profits and reinvest in her business.

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
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Hawa to buy cassava for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2011
May 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011