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Colete is 22 years old with two children aged 6 months and 4 years. She is married to a motorcycle taxi driver. She owns a general store, which she has run for 1 year. Colete would like a loan to buy sugar, salt, soap, and other goods to sell in her shop. Any profits will be used to provide for her family. She dreams of running a big and prosperous 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
  • 42
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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 $525 helped Colete to buy more sugar, salt, and soaps to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012