- RwandaServicesFunding via African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC)
- RwandaFoodFunding via Urwego Opportunity Bank, a partner of Opportunity International and HOPE International
- RwandaRetailFunding via Vision Finance Company s.a. (VFC), a partner of World Vision International
Update on MaryMary is 50 years old. She is a widow with four children. For the past 16 years, Mary has had a clothes-selling business.
Mary plans to use the proceeds from this loan in order to buy more clothes for sale. With any profits she plans to build a business house. In the future, she wishes to have a booming business.
Previous Loan DetailsMary is 48 years old. She is a widow and has four children between the ages of 14 and 25. All of her children are enrolled in school. She owns houses that she rents out and she also sells clothes. She says that her clothing business is well known and clients can either come to her shop or she ... More from Mary's previous loan »
About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.
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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