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Afisa is 52 years old, married and has nine children aged twelve to 32 years old. Apart from the eldest two children, her children are in school. Her husband sells soft drinks such as sodas while Afisa sells food stuffs such as small fish, and sunflower oil she gets from neighboring Burundi.

Afisa is in need of a loan to buy more fish and sunflower oil in order to make more of a profit. With her profits she plans to continue paying school fees for her children.

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
  • 9
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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 Afisa to buy fish and sunflower oil to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011