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Safina is engaged and has one child, 12 years old, who she adopted. She has been running a hair salon for the last four years. She would like a loan to buy new equipment for the salon in order to see her business prosper. The loan will also be used to start her side business of selling mobile air time cards. This business has helped her provide for her family. With the profits she will make a savings for her future. She would love to see her business grow and prosper.

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
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Safina to buy more beauty products to use in her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012