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Protegene is 21 years old and single. He sells different items in his store. He has requested a loan to add new foodstuffs such as potatoes, cooking oil, and cassava flour. He has been selling foodstuffs for 5 years. With the profits, he will make savings. In the future, he would like to own a store.

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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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Protogene to buy more food stuffs such as potatoes, cooking oil, and cassava flour to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2012