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Marie Louise
Mary Louise is married and has 4 children who are all in school. Her husband works out of the country. She runs a general store in which she sells rice, cooking oil, soap etc. She has used the profits to take care of her children. She needs a loan to buy more items for her store. She would like to use the profits to pay for school fees for her children and renovate her house.

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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
  • 65
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 590.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Marie Louise to buy food items that she will sell in her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012