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Claudine is 49 years old, married, and has five children between ages of 14 and 27. She sells potatoes and charcoal, which she has been doing for six years.

Claudine is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy more potatoes and charcoal to sell. The profits will be used to pay school fees and for saving for her future. Claudine would love to see her business prosper and run her own charcoal store in the future.

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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,198,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Claudine to purchase more charcoal and potatoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012