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Jeanine is a Rwandan entrepreneur married to a driver. They have four children between the ages of 4 and 13 years old. All of them are in school.

Since 2003, Jeanine has been selling charcoal. Her business has expanded, and in the time she once sold 20 sacks, she now sells 140.

She will use this loan to purchase more charcoal to sell to meet the growing demand in her business.

With the profits from her business, she plans to accumulate savings and renovate her family’s house. Her goal as a business woman is to become a wholesaler and run her own store.

Additional Information

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
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Jeanine to buy charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011