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Beatrice is 41 years old and married with four children aged 6 to 15. All of the children are currently in school. She works as a tailor and sells clothes in a store she has run for 17 years. Beatrice would like a loan to buy fabric, thread, and needles to make more clothing. Any profits will be used to pay the school fees for her children. She dreams of running a big sewing workshop where she can employ other women.

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for eonomic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Beatrice to buy more materials for making clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012