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Chantal is 33 years old. She has 8 children who are ages 3-28 years old. Four of Chantal's children are adopted, and the other four are her own.Four are in school, two completed high school,joining the university soon and the the other two didn’t go to school at all. Her husband works in a bank.

Chantal owns a shop in which she sells rental bridal dresses, traditional clothes and shoes. She has been doing this business since 2009 and her business is going well. She is requesting a loan to buy more traditional clothes because what she has is out-of-fashion. She plans to save her profits and expand her business.

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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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 591.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Chantal to buy traditional clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011