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Emmanuel has two children aged between one and three. Neither of his children go to school. Emmanuel works as a cobbler. He has requested a loan to buy a machine to help him in the business of making shoes. He plans to use the profits from the business expand his business. In the future, he would like to expand his business.

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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
  • 12
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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 $850 helped Emmanuel to buy more shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2011
Jan 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012