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Gaudance is a 32-year-old Rwanda entrepreneur with four children between the ages of 3 and 11, all of whom are in school. Her husband works in a hospital.

For the past 11 years, she has owned a pharmacy selling drugs, and this business has helped her meet the needs of her family.

She requires this loan in order to purchase a variety of drugs that she will sell in her pharmacy and so that she can continue to generate profits that provide for the well-being of her family.

Additional Information

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
  • 59
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 594.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Gaudance to buy pharmaceuticals for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011