Josianne is 29 years old and she is married with two children, ages 7 and 9. Both of her children are enrolled in school. Her husband works in a salon.
Josianne sells fruit such as tree tomatoes, passion fruit and pineapples. She has had this business for three years. She says that her business is successful because it is very well-known and it is in a very strategic location.
She will use the proceeds of this loan to buy more fruit to sell. With the profit from her loan, she hopes to open up a second location for her shop. In the future, Josianne hopes that she and her husband will be able to build a home for their family.
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.