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Console is a 33-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur. She is a widow with six-year-old twins. For the past four years she has run a hair salon, and this business has helped her meet the needs of her family.

She requires this loan so she may purchase and install hairdryers in her salon. She plans to begin to save her future profits so that she may provide for her family in the future.

Additional Information

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
  • 14
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Console to buy hairdryers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012