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Etienne is a 45 year old Rwandan entrepreneur. He has 7 children between the ages of 6 months and 21 years. 3 are in school, 2 have finished school, and 2 have yet to start. His wife is a businesswoman as well.

For the past 5 years, Etienne has been running a store selling bicycle and motorcycle spare parts. This business has enabled him to pay the school fees for his many children. He will use this loan to purchase more spare parts that will sustain his business. With future profits, he plans to begin building a house and dreams of opening a wholesale spare parts shop.

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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
  • 44
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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 $525 helped Etienne to purchase spare parts for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012