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Jeanne is 41 years old and married with four children between the ages of 5 and 12. All of the children are in school. She sells cassava in a store she has run for 25 years. Jean would like a loan to buy more cassava and new products such as rice, sugar, sorghum, and cooking oil. Any profits will be used to create savings for her family. She hopes to diversify the items in her store in the future.

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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Jeanne to buy cassava, sugar, rice, and cooking oil for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2012