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Ephroca
She is a 27-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with two children ages one and five years old. The eldest is in school. Her husband is a driver.

For the past three years, she has been selling charcoal and this business has enabled her to feed her family.

She needs a loan to purchase more charcoal that she will sell for a profit.

With future profits, she plans to save so she can purchase a motorcycle for her husband’s business.

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

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $11,707,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ephroca to purchase charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 14, 2011
Listed
Jul 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012