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Virgnie, 48 years old, has five children ranging in age from 18-28 years old. Her husband doesn’t work. Virginie has been selling green bananas on a wholesale basis for 15 years, thus enabling her to pay for her children's school fees and their medical insurance. She is now requesting a loan to buy more green bananas to sell, and will use the additional profits to help expand her business.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) 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
  • 47
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,218,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Virgnie to buy more green bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011