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Francoise

Update on Francoise

Francoise is 40 years old. She is married and she works together with her husband.

She owns a boutique and has been in the business for the past 18 years. With the loan requested, she would like to buy more retail items such as rice, sugar and soaps for sale. The profits from the business will be used to renovate the house.

Previous Loan Details

Francoise is a mother of five children. She owns a business boutique selling various items. With the loan, she wants to buy more maize, sugar cane and other items to sell in her boutique. The profits from the business will be used to pay the school fees for her children. More from Francoise's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) 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.

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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $14,314,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 679.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Francoise to buy more maize and sugar to sell in her boutique.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 12, 2014
Listed
May 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 19, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Francoise. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2013. Learn More