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Brigitte is 36 years old and has two children who are four and eight years old. Both children are in school. She owns a restaurant, which she has been running for five years. Brigitte would like a loan to buy rice, potatoes, bananas, and other foodstuffs to use in her restaurant. Any profits from the business will be used to buy a house. In the future, she would like to run a bar.

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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
  • 47
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,926,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Brigitte to buy foodstuffs to use in the restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2012