Assouma is 20 years old. She is married and has one child who is two and a half years old. Her husband is a businessman selling second-hand clothes. Assouma sells clothes as well. She has spent two years in this business. With this loan she will buy more clothes to sell. She plans to build a house with profits made from this business. She says that her business is successful because of its strategic location in relation to her customers.
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.