Laurence is 36 years old. She is married to a TV presenter. She has four children who are between eight and twelve years old. All her children attend school. Laurence sells clothes and she has been in this business for six years. She needs this loan to buy more clothes and clothing materials. With the profits she expects to establish a small textile boutique.
She says that her business has allowed her to accomplish many of her dreams for both her business and her family.
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.