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Abudalahim is 55 years old. He is married and has four children between the ages of 14 and 20. Two of his children go to school. Abudalahim is a tailor and his wife works as a knitter. He has had this business for 30 years.

With this loan, he will buy more fabric to make various items of clothing, which he will sell. With the profit, he will renovate his house. He says that his business is successful because he knows how to tailor ladies' dresses well. In the future, he would like to export his tailored clothes to neighboring countries.

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
  • 11
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 578.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Abudalahim to buy more fabric to make clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011