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Catherine is 33 years old. She is married with two children aged 5 and 8; both were enrolled in school at the beginning of this year. Catherine sells used clothes and she has been selling clothes for the last 5 years. She has decided to request a loan to add more clothes to sell. With the profits, she plans to put aside savings in order to have enough money to help her build her residential house.

Additional Information

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
  • 13
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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 $1,025 helped Catherine to buy more used clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2011
Jan 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012