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Mariam is 35 years old. She has seven children; the youngest is seventeen months old, and the eldest is fifteen years old. She is married, her husband is a farmer, and they are proud of meeting their family's needs.

Mariam has a hair salon and has been in this business for four years. She is requesting a loan in order to buy more hair products. She hopes to use her profits to buy food for her family and pay her children school fees.

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mariam to buy more hair products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 6, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011