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Update on Violette

Violette is 36 years old; she sells lady’s clothes and her husband works as a tailor. Violette has decided to sell clothes because her previous business does not make good profits now.

She wants the loan to buy more clothes to sell; the profits from the business will be used to build a house.

The last loan helped her upgrade her previous business.

Previous Loan Details

Violette is 35 years old and married to a tailor. She has four children who range in age from six to 13 years old. All of her children attend school. Violette makes a living by selling a variety of products, including sunflower oil, dried fish and cloth. She has been in this line of work for 14 y... More from Violette's previous loan »

Additional Information

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 eonomic 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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 628.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Violette to buy clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
May 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013