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Solange is 36 years old. She has two children who are ages eight and ten. Her husband is a business man. Solange owns a shop in which she sells different kinds of items which include sugar, rice, salt and sandals. She has done this business for 10 years and it has enabled her to develop. She is requesting a loan to buy more items such as salt, rice and sandals. With the profits she plans to construct a family house together with her savings.

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
  • 13
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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 Solange to buy items such as salt, rice and sandles for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011