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Lillian, a 26-year-old mother of three children ranging in age from one to six, is married to a driver. Lillian has been selling mobile phones for the past eight years, during which time she has been able to expand her business and meet the needs of her family.

Now requesting a loan to buy more phones to sell in order to make more profits, Lillian plans to use those profits to begin building a house on the piece of land she recently bought.

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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Lillian to buy mobile phones for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011