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Victoire is 45 years old. She has five children who are ages 7-22 years old. They are all in school. Her husband is a driver.

Victoire is a tailor. She has been a tailor for the past 28 years and her business is going on well. She also sells fabrics known as "ibitenge". Usually people buy these fabrics, explain to her which design they would like to have, then she makes them. She is very experienced and knows how to make different styles.

This business has always enabled her to provide for her family's need with the help of her husband. She is requesting a loan to buy more fabrics, expand her business and make more profit.

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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Victoire to buy fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2011