Chantal is 33 years old. She has 8 children who are ages 3-28 years old. Four of Chantal's children are adopted, and the other four are her own.Four are in school, two completed high school,joining the university soon and the the other two didn’t go to school at all. Her husband works in a bank.
Chantal owns a shop in which she sells rental bridal dresses, traditional clothes and shoes. She has been doing this business since 2009 and her business is going well. She is requesting a loan to buy more traditional clothes because what she has is out-of-fashion. She plans to save her profits and 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.