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Alia is a businesswoman aged 26. She sells different merchandise such as shirts, blouses, belts and a few shoes. She has been running this business for the past 3 years. With the profits she wants to buy a house to live in. She would like to see her business grow in the future.

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
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Alia to buy more clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2012