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Esperance is 31 years old and has four children between the ages of 6 and 11. All of her children are in school. She is married to a man who works at a gas station. Esperance sells vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, onions, and eggplants in a store she has run for four years. She would like a loan to increase her inventory of vegetables. She will use the profits to reinvest in her business. She would love to see her business grow every day.

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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
  • 49
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,932,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Esperance to buy more vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012