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Vestine, 40 years old, is married with six children, between the ages of 2 and 20. All of her children go to school. She has been selling shop items such as sugar, rice, salt, and biscuits for 10 years. With the loan, she would like to buy more salt, rice, and biscuits for sale. The profits from the business will be used to increase her inventory.

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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
  • 689.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Vestine to buy more salt, rice, and biscuits for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2015