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Marie is 48 years old, married, and has four children, aged 9 months to 19 years. Her husband is a farmer. She sells foodstuffs in a shop she has run for five years.

Marie is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy beans and sorghum to sell in her shop. She plans to use any profits to build a house. She hopes to run a big and prosperous store in the future.

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
  • 39
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,109,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Marie to purchase beans and sorghum to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2011
Dec 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012