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Dianne is 28 years old, married, and has two children, aged 4 and 6, both of whom are in school. Her husband is a businessman and they are able to afford health insurance for the entire family.

Dianne sells used clothing in the local market and has been in this business for the past ten years. Her business has become well known for selling high quality clothing for children and women. Dianne sells at lower prices than the other clothing sellers in the market. With her loan she hopes to increase her inventory of children's and women’s clothing. Eventually, she hopes to attract customers from Kigali, the capital city, to her store.

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego is a Rwandan bank specializing in microfinance. It offers credit products to individuals and groups interested in starting or expanding their businesses. It also offers training in business development, financial literacy and health management. Given that approximately 90% of the Rwandan population is directly or indirectly related to the agricultural sector, Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to support UOB’s agricultural loan products, which are vital to the clients living in remote areas.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Dianne to buy women's and children's clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011