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Gorethe is a 30-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur. She has three children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old and her husband works as a driver.

For the past 12 years, she has been running a business selling green bananas. This business has enabled her to build a house and feed her children.

She requires this loan to buy one ton of bananas that she will sell for a profit.

With the future profits she will earn, she plans to pay the school fees for her children and hopefully accumulate savings.

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 $850 helped Gorethe to purchase green bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011