Tamari is a 39-year-old mother of four children ranging in age from 20 to 6 years, all in school. Her husband is a driver. Tamari, who owns a restaurant in which she sells green bananas, rice, and other African dishes, is requesting a loan in order to buy more foodstuffs. With the additional profits she wishes to buy restaurant equipment. This business has helped Tamari pay her school fees, as she wants to sit for the secondary school final exams.
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.