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Marie Costa
Marie Costa is 33 years old and is married with a one-year-old child. Her husband sells cloth, while she has been in business for three years selling food such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, sugar, banana and soap. She would like to take out a loan to buy more of these goods to sell. With the profits she will build a house.

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

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,468,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 632.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Marie Costa to buy more sweet potatoes, sugar and bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 16, 2013
Listed
Feb 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013