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Epiphanie is 36 years old, and she has three children between the ages of 14 and 3. She is married to a builder. All of her children attend school. She sells potatoes, cassava and yams and this loan will be used to purchase larger quantities than what she has been selling in the past. With the profit she will pay school fees for her children. Her business is well known by her customers and most of them go to her to purchase their daily needs. She would like to own her own truck so that she can supply in large volume. She is proud of her business because it has done tremendous things towards her well-being.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,416,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Epiphanie buy more potatoes, cassava and yams for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2010
Oct 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011