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Mary

Update on Mary

Mary is 32 years old. She sells shoes and has spent five years in this business. She has requested a loan to buy more shoes to sell. The profits from the business will be used to pay for her children's school fees. She is very thankful for the previous loan, which helped her to meet her family's needs. She hopes to use this loan wisely to make her business better for the future.

Previous Loan Details

Mary is a 31-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur. She has five children between the ages of 13 months and 10 years. All are in school but the youngest. For the past four years, Mary and her husband have been running a business selling secondhand shoes. This business has helped them meet the needs of th... More from Mary's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $14,314,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Mary to purchase more second-hand shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 26, 2012
Listed
Jul 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013