Djawa is 34 years old, married, and has four children between the ages of 9 and 17. All of her children are in school. Her husband is a motorcycle taxi driver.
Djawa has been selling used clothing for twelve years, and recently her business has allowed her to buy a motorcycle for herself. She plans to use the profits gained from this loan to expand her business.
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.