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Sarah is a 27-year-old married woman with two children aged one month and four years old. Her husband is a mechanic.

Sarah has been in business for five years selling food. She has asked for a loan to buy more bananas, potatoes and beans. She plans to add to her savings with the anticipated increase in profits from the loan.

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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 632.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Sarah to buy more bananas, potatoes and beans for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013