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Twahirwa, a 32-year-old father of a two-year-old child, is married to a tailor, while he has been selling chickens, goats and eggs for the past six years. This business has enabled him to feed his family, and he is now requesting a loan to buy more animals such as goats to sell in order to make more profits. Twahirwa plans to better provide for his family with the profits he hopes to make.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,715,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Twahirwa to buy animals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2011