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Update on Solange

Solange is 37 years old. She is the mother of two children. Her husband is a house builder and helps the wife in the business sometimes. When the husband doesn't have a job, he prefers to assist his wife as he has been doing that in the previous years. She is requesting a loan to buy cooking oil, sugar and rice to sell. She will use the profits from the business to build a house on the plot of land she bought recently.

Previous Loan Details

Solange is 36 years old. She has two children who are ages eight and ten. Her husband is a business man. Solange owns a shop in which she sells different kinds of items which include sugar, rice, salt and sandals. She has done this business for 10 years and it has enabled her to develop. She is r... More from Solange's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 598.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Solange to buy more items such as cooking oil, sugar and rice to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012