Dabbs and his wife, Mary, moved their family to Rwanda in 2006 and launched the Opportunity International Bank of Rwanda (OIBR). As the bank’s CEO, Dabbs orchestrated the merger of OIBR and Urwego Community Bank to create Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda. While living in Kigali, the Cavins also helped establish Kigali International Community School, Rwanda’s first English-language international school.
Dabbs, an attorney, has over 20 years of entrepreneurial commercial banking experience. He earned his BBA and JD degrees from the University of Arkansas. Dabbs and Mary were also founding members of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Little Rock in 1998, which became the first Anglican church in the U.S. to receive oversight from an African bishop – Bishop John Rucyahana. They live in Little Rock and have two children.