Twahirwa, a 32-year-old father of a two-year-old child, is married to a tailor, while he has been selling chickens, goats and eggs for the past six years. This business has enabled him to feed his family, and he is now requesting a loan to buy more animals such as goats to sell in order to make more profits. Twahirwa plans to better provide for his family with the profits he hopes to make.
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.