Ange is 32 years old and she has 4 children who are between the ages of 1 and 11 years. She owns a shop in which she sells soap, sugar, salt and cooking oil. Ange runs the shop together with her husband. Ange is requesting a loan in order to purchase more sugar, soap and salt. With the profits, Ange plans to feed her family and buy other necessities needed at home.
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.