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Update on Joseph

Joseph is 48 years old. He is married with six children. The oldest is 25 and the youngest is 19. He owns a retail store and he has been in business for six years. He wants a loan to buy more things for his store such as sugar, rice, soaps and cooking oil for sale. The profit will go towards his children's school fees.

Previous Loan Details

Joseph is 48 years old. He has spent eight years running a boutique. In the boutique he sells different items such as sugar and rice. He has requested a loan to buy more rice and sugar. Joseph plans to use the profits for to reinvest in the existing business. More from Joseph's previous loan »

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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.

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
  • 1
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,573,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 630.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD