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Merida is 30 years old and married to a businessman. She sells skirts and shirts, which she has been doing for two years.

Merida is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy more clothes to sell. She plans to use the profits for savings.

Additional Information

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
  • 16
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Merida to purchase more clothing such as skirts and shirts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012