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Rukia is 26 years old. She has owned a bookstore for one year. She is single and has requested a loan to buy more books to sell. With the profits, she plans to increase her savings.

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 $850 helped Rukia to buy more books to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
May 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012