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Elisse is 42 years old. He is married to a businesswoman. They have seven children aged between 19 and three, six of whom attend school. He has been selling vegetables for five years. With the loan he wants to buy more tomatoes, carrots and eggplant. He plans to use the profits to pay his children's school fees. In the future, he would like his business to prosper at a high level.

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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 598.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Elisse to buy more vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots and eggplant to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2012