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Jeanne is 41 years old and married with four children between the ages of 5 and 12. All of the children are in school. She sells cassava in a store she has run for 25 years. Jean would like a loan to buy more cassava and new products such as rice, sugar, sorghum, and cooking oil. Any profits will be used to create savings for her family. She hopes to diversify the items in her store in the future.

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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
  • 41
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Jeanne to buy cassava, sugar, rice, and cooking oil for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2012