RwandaTransportationFunding via Urwego Opportunity Bank, a partner of Opportunity International and HOPE International
RwandaRetailFunding via Urwego Opportunity Bank, a partner of Opportunity International and HOPE International
RwandaServicesFunding via Urwego Opportunity Bank, a partner of Opportunity International and HOPE International
Update on ValentineValentine is 29 years old and married to a cobbler. She has four children, between the ages of 3 and 9, all of whom are enrolled in school.
Valentine sells shoes and she has been running this business for the past nine years. With this loan she plans to purchase more shoes to resell. With the profits she plans to pay the school fees for her children. In the future, Valentine wants to be the sole supplier of shoes in the local markets nearby.
Previous Loan DetailsValentine is a 29 year old Rwandan entrepreneur with 4 children between the ages of 3 and 9 years old. All are in school. For the past 9 years, she and her and husband have run a business selling second hand shoes. Valentine will use the money from this loan to purchase more shoes so tha... More from Valentine's previous loan »
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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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