Marie Josee is 39 years old. She is married and has four children who are between seven and thirteen years old. Her husband owns a shop. Marie Josee sells cassava and yams and has spent thirteen years in this business. She has requested a loan to buy more yams and cassava because it is in much demand by her customers. The profit from this business will be used for savings and to care for her family. She dreams of becoming a wholesaler, selling a variety of foodstuffs, in the future.
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.