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Vivianne is 40 years old. She sells foodstuffs and has been in the business for the past three years. She has requested the loan to buy more foodstuffs, such as bananas and sorghum. With the profits from the business, Vivianne will make savings and pay school fees for the children.

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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
  • 631.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Vivianne to buy more foodstuffs for sale, such as bananas and sorghum.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013