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Update on Speciose

Speciose is 45 years old and has four children ages 13 to 26. Three of them are currently in school. She sells foodstuffs such as bananas and peanuts in a store she has run for 2 years.

Speciose would like a loan to buy a milling machine for cassava and sorghum so she can turn them into flour to sell in her store. Any profits will be used to buy a cow to provide milk for her family. In the future, Speciose would like to have a large inventory to sell in her store.

Previous Loan Details

Speciose is 45 years old. She is a widow and has four children who are between the ages of 13 and 26. Three of her children go to school and one completed vocational training. Speciose sells beans and peanuts, and has a milling machine. She has had this business for the last two years. She ... More from Speciose's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,328,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Speciose to buy beans and peanuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012