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Vestine is 29 years old, married, and has two children, one of whom attends school. She owns a general store in which she sells different kinds of foodstuffs, such as beans and rice, together with other items. She has been doing this for five years and it is going well. The income she earns has enabled her meet her needs. Vestine is requesting a loan to buy rice and beans. With the profits she plans to save some of her earnings and continue feeding her children.

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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 $525 helped Vestine to purchase rice and beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2011