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Francoise is aged 49. She is a mother of five children and all of them go to school. She sells different merchandise such as charcoal, beans, potatoes, and bananas. With the loan, she wants to add more charcoal and bananas to sell. The profits from the business will be used for 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
  • 13
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 597.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Francoise to buy more charcoals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2012
May 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012