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Safina is engaged and has one child, 12 years old, who she adopted. She has been running a hair salon for the last four years. She would like a loan to buy new equipment for the salon in order to see her business prosper. The loan will also be used to start her side business of selling mobile air time cards. This business has helped her provide for her family. With the profits she will make a savings for her future. She would love to see her business grow and prosper.

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
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Safina to buy more beauty products to use in her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012