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Ruth is 46 years old. She is married with six children between 22 and 7 years old. All of them go to school. She has been selling in a shop and has been working for the past two years. With the loan, she would like to buy more items such as sugar, soap, salt and sweets for sale. The profits from the business will be used to pay school fees, improve their standards of living and savings.

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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 685.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Ruth to buy more items such as sugar, soap, salt and sweets to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2015