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Jacqueline is 42 years old and has three children between the ages of three and thirteen. The eldest two children are in school. Jacqueline's husband is a technician at RwandaTech.
Jacqueline rents out traditional wedding clothes. She has been running this business for the last two years. She needs a loan to buy more traditional clothes for rental. Jacqueline will use the profits to continue to expand her business and begin selling decorations for weddings and events.

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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,198,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 590.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Jacqueline to purchase traditional wedding clothes to rent out at her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012