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Update on Fred

Fred is 53 years old and has eight children between the ages of 8 and 26. He has been selling foodstuffs in a store for 29 years. Fred would like a loan to add more foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, potatoes, and other inventory to his store. He would like to use any profits to pay school fees for his children. Fred would one day like to have a business successful enough to allow him to own a refrigerator and a motorcycle.

Previous Loan Details

Fred is 53 years old, married and has eight children who are between 7 and 26. His wife works as a farmer. Fred sells various items such as rice, juice, mineral water and sugar. He has been running his business for 29 years. Fred has requested this loan to buy more rice and sugar. He hopes... More from Fred's previous loan »

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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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD