Dianne is 28 years old, married, and has two children, aged 4 and 6, both of whom are in school. Her husband is a businessman and they are able to afford health insurance for the entire family.
Dianne sells used clothing in the local market and has been in this business for the past ten years. Her business has become well known for selling high quality clothing for children and women. Dianne sells at lower prices than the other clothing sellers in the market. With her loan she hopes to increase her inventory of children's and women’s clothing. Eventually, she hopes to attract customers from Kigali, the capital city, to her store.
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.