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Grace is 26 years old and engaged to be married. Her future husband is a soldier. Grace is a tailor and sells different traditional fabrics to make "bitenge" (African tunics) with different color patterns. She has been doing this for 11 years and her business has enabled her to develop herself. Grace is requesting a loan to buy more fabrics in order to make more profits to meet the needs of her family.

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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
  • 56
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,325,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Grace to buy fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011