Claudette is 30 years old, married to a motor taxi driver, and they have five children between the ages of 2 and 10. Claudette has a small store that sells cassava leaves. She has been doing this for three years. The business has allowed her to build a house, buy a motor taxi for her husband and to buy land as well
Claudette will use her loan to purchase more cassava leaves to sell. With any profits she plans to pay school fees and improve 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.