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Update on Regine

Regine is 29 years old. She is married to a bartender and they have three children. Currently, three of her children go to school. She wants the loan to buy more boutique items to sell such as sugar, soaps, rice and cooking oil. The profits from the business will be used to pay school fees for the children and provide food for the family. She is very thankful for the previous Kiva loan which helped her to increase the volume of sales.

Previous Loan Details

Regine is 28 years old. She is married with 3 children whose ages range between 3 and 7 years. They are not yet in school. Her husband is a businessman. Regine has a shop where she sells sugar, salt, candles, maize flour, rice, soap , Vaseline, etc. She has been in this business for 4 years. The... More from Regine's previous loan »

Additional Information

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
  • 45
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,423,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Regine to purchase salt, sugar, candles, rice and maize flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012