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Pelagie was born in 1958. She has eight children who are aged 15-30 years. Five of them are in school while the other three have accomplished school. Her husband is a farmer.

Pelagie sells sorghum and this business has enabled her to feed her family with no difficulties. She has done this business for five years. She is requesting a loan to buy more sorghum and make a locally produced non-alcoholic drink called "ubushera". She plans to renovate her house with the profits she hopes to make.

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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
  • 49
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,926,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Pelagie to buy sorghum to make a non-alcoholic drink called "ubushera".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011