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Esperance, 27 years old, is married and has one child. She sells sweet potatoes and cassava. She would like to use this loan to get more sweet potatoes for the store because most of the customers like them very much. Esperance will use the profits from the business for savings in order to accumulate capital for the future.

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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
  • 14
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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 $675 helped Esperance to buy more sweet potatoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2012
May 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012