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Virgnie, 48 years old, has five children ranging in age from 18-28 years old. Her husband doesn’t work. Virginie has been selling green bananas on a wholesale basis for 15 years, thus enabling her to pay for her children's school fees and their medical insurance. She is now requesting a loan to buy more green bananas to sell, and will use the additional profits to help expand 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
  • 43
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,941,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Virgnie to buy more green bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011