Chantal sells vegetables. She is 28 years old, married and has two children. None of her children are enrolled in school. Her husband works as a mechanic. Chantal needs this loan to buy more eggplants and carrots to sell. She says that she has spent eight years in this business. She hopes to build a house from the profits she makes and feels as if she can achieve even more than what she has done already.
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.