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Abavandimwe Group
In this Group: Uzzia, Judith, Jeannette, Rose, Zephanie, Jeanne, Eric, Jeanne D'arc, Eugenie, Ellen, Sarai*, Immacule, Erneste, Jullienne, Colette, Olive*, Mediatrice, Claudine, Eveliyana*, Elisabeth, Esperance
* not pictured
Jeanne is 47 years old and her husband is a driver. They have eight children between the ages of two and 26. Two of them have completed their studies. Five more go to school, while the youngest is not yet of school age. Jeanne is a group leader of Abavandimwe Group. Abavandimwe is a Kinyarwanda word that means “The Relatives” in English.
She sells beans and with this loan she will buy more beans to sell. With the profit, she will pay school fees for her children. She dreams of having a big market where she can supply a larger quantity than what she has been selling. In the photo, Jeanne is the one with glasses.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 588.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abavandimwe Group's $4,750 loan helped a member to buy more beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2010
Oct 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011