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Epiphanie is 42 years, and she has two children who are aged 17 and 19 years old. Her husband is a driver. She owns a restaurant in which she features several African dishes and a general store in which she sells various items such as sugar, salt etc. These businesses enable her to meet both her needs and her family's needs. She is requesting a loan to reinvest in her restaurant business by buying different kinds of foodstuffs. She plans to save all her profits.

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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Epiphanie to buy different sorts of foodstuffs for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011