Chantal is 33 years old, she has 3 children between the ages 6-11 years. All her children are in school and her husband works with her. Chantal sells a traditional fabric called Kitenge. She has been selling these traditional fabrics for 5 years. She is requesting a loan to buy more fabric and make more profits. With the profits in addition to her savings, she plans to build her own house.
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.