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Ernestine, 30, has two children, aged three and six. The eldest child is in school, while the youngest isn't yet. Her husband sells chicken and she sells malt (sacked sorghum). She has been doing this business for over six years and she enjoys it. This business has given Ernestine enough profit to build her own family house. She needs a loan to buy more sorghum and hence make more profit, with which she plans to renovate her house.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,715,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Ernestine to buy sorghum for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011