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Josette, 27 years old, is the mother of a one-year-old child and her husband is a technician. Josette owns a store in which she sells different kinds of foodstuffs such as beans, cooking oil, rice, etc. She has run this business for three years and it is doing well. This business enables her to feed and meet the needs of her family and everything is going well. She is requesting a loan to buy more foodstuffs such as rice, beans and cooking oil to sell in order to make more profits. She wishes to use the profits to begin her family house construction.

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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
  • $17,124,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Josette to buy foodstuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2011