Alphonsine is 25 years old, married, and has a 4 year old child. She owns a shop in which she sells several household items such as sugar, rice, salt, and more. She is requesting a loan in order to reinvest in her business. She will use the extra profits to help meet her family’s needs.
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.