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Samuel is a 28-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur who is divorced with two children ages three and six.

For the past 10 years, he has been running a business selling a variety of goods such as sandals, mirrors, sugar, and salt.

He needs a loan in order to purchase more of these goods and continue to meet the demands of his customers.

He plans to use the future profits to build a small business house and to save for his and his children’s futures.

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
  • 40
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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 $525 helped Samuel to purchase more goods for sale such as sandals, mirrors etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011