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Florence, age 21, sells soaps, cooking oil, and rice to earn a living. She has been engaged in her business for the last two years.

With her loan funds, she would like to buy more items such as soaps and cooking oil to offer for sale.

The profits from the business will be used to provide food for the family.

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
  • 650.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Florence to buy more soaps and cooking oil to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013