Francine, 30, has two children, aged two and six. The older child is in school, while the younger is still at home. Francine owns a shop in which she sells sodas, cooking oil, rice, etc. She works together with her husband. She has had this business for two years and it has enabled her to improve her family's standard of living.
Francine is requesting a loan to buy more soft drinks, such as sodas and food stuffs, such as rice and cooking oil.
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.