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Joseline, age 26, sells potatoes to earn a living. She has been engaged in her business for the past five years. She and her husband have two children, both of whom are enrolled in school.

With her loan funds, Joseline will add to her stock of potatoes.

She will use the expected profits from the business 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
  • 648.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Joseline to buy potatoes to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2013
Jul 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014