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Purusikira is 50 years old. She sells shoes and clothes and has been in the business for eight years. Her husband works with her in the same business. They have five children between the ages of 8 and 27. All of their children go to school. She has requested this Kiva loan to buy more shoes and clothes to resell. With the profits from the business she will renovate her house.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) 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
  • 47
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 633.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Purusikira to buy more shoes and clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013