Solange is 36 years old. She has two children who are ages eight and ten. Her husband is a business man. Solange owns a shop in which she sells different kinds of items which include sugar, rice, salt and sandals. She has done this business for 10 years and it has enabled her to develop. She is requesting a loan to buy more items such as salt, rice and sandals. With the profits she plans to construct a family house together with her savings.
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.