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Vestine is 29 years old, married, and has two children, one of whom attends school. She owns a general store in which she sells different kinds of foodstuffs, such as beans and rice, together with other items. She has been doing this for five years and it is going well. The income she earns has enabled her meet her needs. Vestine is requesting a loan to buy rice and beans. With the profits she plans to save some of her earnings and continue feeding 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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Vestine to purchase rice and beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2011