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Josiane is 28 years old. She sells beans and has been in the business for two years. She wants the loan to buy more beans to sell. She plans to use the profits to buy construction materials because she wants to build a house that can be a source of earnings in the future.

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
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Josiane to buy more beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Sep 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013