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Jean Baptiste
Jean Baptiste is a Rwandan rice farmer who is married and has six children. He has been a farmer for the past 10 years; he learned rice farming from a formal training program.

With profits from his farming he wishes to invest in his business so that in the future he can acquire machines and tractors that will enhance his farming capacity.

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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,303,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 599.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Jean Baptiste to support labor costs during rice production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 21, 2011
Listed
Aug 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012