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Vestine is 30 years old. She sells various items in her boutique and has been in the business for the past nine years. With the loan, she would like to add new items, such as more Bitenge for sale. The profits from the business will be used to provide food for the family. Bitenge are the fashion of clothes, most especially for women.

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
  • 648.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Vestine to add new items, such as Bitenge.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2013
Jul 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014