Chantal is 30 years old, the mother of three children who are between the ages of 3 years and 20 months. The eldest child is in school, and her husband is a driver.
Chantal owns a shop in which she sells soap, rice, juices, and sugar. Chantal has done this business for four years. Chantal is requesting a loan in order to buy more items such as rice and soap to fill her shop. With the profits, she plans to build a house.
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.