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Claudette is 30 years old, married to a motor taxi driver, and they have five children between the ages of 2 and 10. Claudette has a small store that sells cassava leaves. She has been doing this for three years. The business has allowed her to build a house, buy a motor taxi for her husband and to buy land as well

Claudette will use her loan to purchase more cassava leaves to sell. With any profits she plans to pay school fees and improve her business.

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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
  • 42
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,423,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Claudette to purchase more cassava leaves to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011