Mariam is 35 years old. She has seven children; the youngest is seventeen months old, and the eldest is fifteen years old. She is married, her husband is a farmer, and they are proud of meeting their family's needs.
Mariam has a hair salon and has been in this business for four years. She is requesting a loan in order to buy more hair products. She hopes to use her profits to buy food for her family and pay her children school fees.
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.