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Janviere is 27 years old. She sells foodstuffs, such as rice, fish and onions. She has spent five years in the business.

With the loan, she would like to buy more rice and fish for sale. The profits from the business will be used to build a house.

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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 653.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Janviere to buy more rice and fish for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014