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Israel is 42 years old. He is married to a farmer with nine children. All of them go to school. He sells different items such as soap, salt and cooking oil, a business which he has been running for the past 10 years. He has requested the loan to buy more similar items to add to the same business inventory. With the profits, he will pay school fees for the children.

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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
  • 45
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,941,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 595.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Israel to buy more soap, salt and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2011
Jan 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012