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Vestine is 41 years old. She has seven children aged between 3 and 19 years, all of whom go to school. She has been in the business of making clothes since she began working as a tailor 11 years ago. With the loan, Vestine will buy fabrics from which she will make clothes to sell. She plans to use the profits to pay her children's school fees.

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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.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,715,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Vestine to buy fabrics for making clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2012