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Jeanine is a 27-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with two children ages three and five. Both of her children are in school and her husband is a farmer. For the past three years, Jeanine has been selling second-hand clothes. Her business profit has helped her meet the needs of her family.

Jeanine is requesting a loan to purchase goods such as baby clothes, baby sheets, bedcovers, and shirts to sell. With the future profits from her business, she wishes to buy a piece of land.

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
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Jeanine to buy baby clothes, sheets, and bedcovers to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011