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Marie Claire
Marie Claire, a hardworking 45-year-old mother, has seven children between the ages of 3 and 26, one of whom is married, while the rest are in school. Marie Claire's husband is a plumber and he works hand in hand with her to raise their children. Marie Claire sells meat, and with this loan she will buy more meat to sell, intending to expand her business to make more profits. Her dream is to support her children up to university level.

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

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,429,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Marie Claire to buy more meat to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 21, 2010
Listed
Sep 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 29, 2011