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Liliane, age 45, has 3 children between ages 12 and 21. All of them go to school, and her husband is a farmer.

Liliane runs a supermarket, which she has been running for the past 8 years. With the loan, she would like to add more merchandise such as biscuits, bread, and sugar to sell.

The profits from the business will be used to have enough savings. She would like to expand her business to the extent of having 1 million RWF as capital investments in the near future.

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.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 688.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Liliane to buy more biscuits, bread, and sugar to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2014