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Leonille is 51 years old. She is divorced with three children. The oldest is 25 and the youngest is 19. She has been in business for 18 years. She wants a loan to buy more sorghum and bananas to sell. With the profit she will pay for her children’s school fees.

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
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 635.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Leonille to buy more sorghum and bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013