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Sylvie, age 31, is a tailor. She has been engaged in this venture for 12 years. She and her husband, who is also a tailor, have a one-year-old baby and a six-year-old child.

Sylvie has requested a loan in order to buy more thread and zippers. She intends to apply the expected profits toward buying a house.

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
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 631.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Sylvie to buy more thread and zippers for use when making clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013