Jeanne is 28 years old. She is married and has three children. The oldest is seven and the youngest is one year old. The older two go to school. Her husband is a technician.
Currently, she sells food in a restaurant. It's now four years since she opened the restaurant. She rents a house in which she does her restaurant business. She will use the loan to buy rice, sugar, beans and milk. With the profits she will pay school fees for her children and together with her savings buy a small house. She is hoping to expand her business in the future.
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.