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Chantal is 34 years old and has 4 children ranging in age from 3 to 10; the oldest goes to school. Chantal sells pots and flowers and has been doing so for the past 10 years. She has requested a loan to buy more flowers and pots for decoration. She is planning to use the profits to pay school fees and to build a house with the remainder.

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
  • 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 Chantal to buy more flowers and pots for decoration.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2011
Jan 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012