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Emerthe is 30 years old. She is a widow and has two children aged between 4 and 8. The oldest attends school. She has been selling rice, bananas, and peanuts for seven years. The loan will be used to buy more rice and bananas in bulk to sell. She plans to save the profits from the business.

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 Emerthe to buy more rice, bananas and peanuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
Jun 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012