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Jeanette is 40 years old. To earn a living, she sells various food items and charcoal. She has been in this business for one year.

She is seeking a loan to buy more bananas, rice and charcoal for sale. The profits she expects to generate from the business as a result of the loan will reinvested to expand and improve her 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
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jeanette to purchase additional food (bananas and rice) and charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2013