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Laurence is 24 years old, married and has five children, some of whom she adopted. Her children are between the ages of one to twelve years old. Her husband is a businessman.

For the past five years Laurence has operated a general store in which she sells different kinds of items such as rice, cooking oil, Irish potatoes, beans, etc. Her business is going well. With her husband, she has been able to meet the needs of her family and pay her children’s school fees.

Laurence is requesting a loan to buy more items for her store so as to make more in profits. With the profits she plans to 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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Laurence to pay for rice, beans, cooking oil, and Irish potatoes to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 2, 2011
Jul 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2011