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Brigitte
Brigitte is 36 years old and has two children who are four and eight years old. Both children are in school. She owns a restaurant, which she has been running for five years. Brigitte would like a loan to buy rice, potatoes, bananas, and other foodstuffs to use in her restaurant. Any profits from the business will be used to buy a house. In the future, she would like to run a bar.

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
  • 62
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,272,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Brigitte to buy foodstuffs to use in the restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2011
Listed
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 19, 2012