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Gatama is 37 years old. He has two children aged between one and three. With the loan he wants to buy shoe polish for use in the business and sandals to sell. With the profits from the business he plans to buy cows for rearing.

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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
  • 16
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 604.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Gatama to buy shoe polish to use in the business and sandals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012