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Justine is 36 years old. She is married with six children aged between one and fifteen. Only four go to school. With the loan, she wants to buy more rice, sugar and corn flour to sell. The profits from the business will be used to expand her business.

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
  • 10
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 635.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Justine to buy more rice, sugar and corn flour to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013