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Vestine is 40 years old. She sells vegetables and has been in the business for 15 years. She would like to add more vegetables and fruits for sale. With the loan, she would like to add more eggplant, onions and oranges. The profits from the business will be used to pay her children’s school fees. In the picture, her elder son and another young boy are seated behind her.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 635.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Vestine to buy more fruits and vegetables for sale, including oranges, eggplants and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013