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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) 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
  • 10
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    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