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Immaculate is 49 years old and she has 8 children between the ages of 17 and 36 years old. She sells foodstuff such as beans, cassava and sweet potatoes, as well as charcoal. She has been in this business for 12 years and it has enabled her to meet her family's needs.

Immaculate is requesting a loan to buy more food items. With the profits, she plans to save 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
  • 57
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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 $1,025 helped Immaculee to buy food to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
Jun 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012