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Clementine is 38 years old. She has five children who are between 2-13 years old. They are all in school except for the youngest. Her husband does some construction work. Clementine sells vegetables including tomatoes, etc, other foodstuffs such as beans and sorghum together with other items such as biscuits, matches, and candles. She has been doing this business for the past three years and her business is going well. This business has enabled her to meet the needs of her family and get herself out of poverty. She needs a loan to buy more foodstuffs so that her business is expanded and she makes more profits. She plans to expand her business with the profits she hopes to make.

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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

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,325,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Clementine to buy foodstuffs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011