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Triphonie, who is 37 years old, has four children ranging in age from 4-16 years old. With her husband, Triphonie owns a business selling a variety of items commonly used at home including salt, matches, sugar, etc. Operating this business since 1998 has enabled her to educate her children and feed her family.

She is now requesting a loan to buy a motorcycle which will enable her to transport her goods from the shop where she buys items to her own shop. She plans to save all the profits she hopes to make.

Additional Information

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
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Triphonie to buy a motorcycle to help her in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011