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Dukundumurimo Group
In this Group: Beatrice, Alexia , J Damascene , Clementine , Cansilde , Christine , Odette , Chantal , Placidie , Marie , Epiphanie , Grace , Angelique , Filbert *, Angelique , Louise , Pascasie *, Vestine , Josepha , Jeannette , Alexie , Fortunee , Saidatti , Anne Marie , Floride *, Jeannette
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Beatrice is 41 years old, married and has three children between the ages of four and twenty. Two of her children go to school. Beatrice is a group leader of the borrowing group Dukundumurimo in Kinyarwanda which means "let's love our work" in English.

All group members are determined to receive this loan and are committed to repaying their loan as well. They say that their businesses are very crucial and attractive to their customers.

Beatrice sells local soft drinks, which she has been doing for four years. Her husband is a businessman. Beatrice will use the loan to purchase and add more production of local soft drink. With the new profits from her expanded business, Beatrice plans to pay school fees for her children for further studies.

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
  • 27
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,255,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 583.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dukundumurimo Group's $3,175 loan helped a member to buy soft drinks and produce more local drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011