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Triphine is 31 years old. She is married and has one child who is one year old. Her husband works as a primary teacher.

She sells food and she has been in the business for the period of two years.

She needs the loan to add more food such as beans, cassava and sorghum in the business.

She plans to use the profits to make savings and pay school fees for the children as well as providing food for the family.

In the future, she would like to own a vehicle to help in the business in terms of transportation.

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
  • 51
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Triphine to buy more beans, cassava and sorghum to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012