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Elisabeth is 50 years old. She sells beans and cassava. She has been in the business for 12 years.

She wants the loan to buy more beans and cassava to sell. She plans to use the profits to pay school fees for her children.

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
  • 634.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Elisabeth to buy more beans and cassava to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013