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Josepha, aged 30, is married and has two children, only one of whom goes to school. A seller of shoes, Josepha has requested a loan to buy more shoes for sale, and she has already planned to reinvest the profits to improve her enterprise.

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
  • 636.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Josepha to buy more shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013