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Josephine is 27 years old. She is married with one child aged two. She owns sewing machines as her business and she has been a tailor for the past eight years.

With the loan, she wants to buy more sewing machines to increase the quality and quantity of what she produces. The profits from the business will be used to pay for her child’s school fees.

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.


About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,405,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 678.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Josephine to buy extra sewing machines for use at her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015