Marie Chantal is 36 years old has two children who are 4 and 13 years old. Her older child is in school while the younger is too young to attend yet. She makes a living by owning a shop where she sells different kinds of items such as salt, sorghum, cooking oil and maize. This business allows her to support her family and make sure everyone has enough to eat. She is requesting a loan to buy more items for her shop such as cooking oil, salt, beans and sorghum. She hopes to earn enough money to expand her shop in future.
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.