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Marie Josee
Marie Josee is 39 years old. She is married and has four children who are between seven and thirteen years old. Her husband owns a shop. Marie Josee sells cassava and yams and has spent thirteen years in this business. She has requested a loan to buy more yams and cassava because it is in much demand by her customers. The profit from this business will be used for savings and to care for her family. She dreams of becoming a wholesaler, selling a variety of foodstuffs, in the future.

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About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Marie Josee to buy more cassava and yams to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 28, 2011