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Console is a 52-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with three children between the ages of 19 and 23. One child has finished primary school and the other two are still completing their studies. Her husband works as a farmer.

For the past 30 years, she has sold a local drink called urbushera, which is made from sorghum. This successful business has enabled her to feed her children and improve her family’s standard of living.

She will use this loan to purchase more sorghum from which she will make more urbushera.

She hopes to earn enough profits to purchase a house for her family.

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
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,926,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 594.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Consolee to buy sorghum.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011