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Delphine is a 32-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with 5 children between the ages of 3 and 14, the 3 eldest in school. Her husband is a businessman.

For the past 5 years, Delphine has run a business selling clothes. The profits from her business have helped support her family by providing funds for food, medical insurance, and school fees.

Delphine will use this loan to purchase more clothes that she will sell for a profit. She plans to use the profit to some day purchase a house.

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
  • 59
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Delphine to buy clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011