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Kezia is a 32 year-old Rwandan entrepreneur that sells clothes. She has been selling clothes for five years and has used the profits from her success to build her family a house.

Kezia is married to a mechanic. They have four children between the ages of five and 14 years old, and all of the children are in school.

She will use the loan to purchase more clothes that she will sell for her business, and the profits she generates will allow her to accumulate savings that will improve the future of herself and her family.

Kezia dreams of growing her business so that someday she can open her own store.

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) 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
  • 60
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,272,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Kezia to buy additional clothes to sell in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2011
May 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011