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Filomene, aged 32, is married to a businessman. She sells foodstuffs and has been in the business for five years. With the loan, Filomene would like to buy beans, sorghum, cassava and plastic items, such as basins, to sell. The profits will be used to increase her savings.

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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

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,343,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 688.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Filomene to buy more beans, sorghum, cassava and plastic items, such as basins, to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2014
Aug 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2014