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Mariam is 60 years old. She is married with five children. The oldest is 32 and the youngest is 23 years old. Her husband is her partner in business. She has been in business for ten years.

Mariam wants a loan to buy more potatoes, bananas and beans for sale. The profits from the business will be used to provide food for the family.

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego 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
  • 13
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 631.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mariam to buy more potatoes, bananas and beans for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013