Josiane is 30 years old. She is married and has two children who are one year old and four and a half years old. None of her children go to school. Her husband sells shoes for a living, and Josiane also sells shoes, which she has been doing for ten years.
From the experience she has obtained in this business, she decided to request this loan to buy more shoes to sell and to pay school fees for her child with the profits she anticipates. She would like to have her own residential house in the future.
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.