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Robinah is a mother of four children; the youngest is sixteen years old while the eldest is eighteen years old and they all attend school. Robinah is a widow and she is very hard-working. Robinah sells paint; her shop is called 'gift shop' and she has been in this business for two years.

Robinah is requesting a loan in order to buy more paint. She has been selling house paint but she would like to sell car paint as well. With the profits she hopes to increase her capital to be able to expand her business in the future.

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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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Robinah to buy more paint to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011