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Marie is 29 years old and is married to a motorcyclist. She has one 8 year-old-child who is attending school. She has been selling onions and different kinds of spices for six years. She is known for her good quality products. She is requesting a loan to expand her business by buying more onions and spices in order to open a wholesale shop.

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
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Marie to buy onions and spices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011