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Vestine

Update on Vestine

Vestine is 30 years old. Vestine has spent six years running a little store where she has been selling various sorts of merchandise. She has requested a loan to buy more merchandise such as sugar, rice, beans and sorghum. She plans to use the profits to renovate the house and put aside savings as well.

Previous Loan Details

Vestine is 29 years old, married, and has two children, one of whom attends school. She owns a general store in which she sells different kinds of foodstuffs, such as beans and rice, together with other items. She has been doing this for five years and it is going well. The income she earns has... More from Vestine's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) 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.

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.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $14,311,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Vestine to purchase sugar, rice, beans and sorghum to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 31, 2012
Listed
Feb 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 19, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Vestine. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2011. Learn More