Lillian is 24 years old and has a six-month-old baby. Her husband is a businessman. She owns a general store in which she sells different kinds of items such as biscuits, water, rice, cooking oil, etc. Lillian has always met the needs of her family with the help of her business. She is requesting a loan to buy more items such as cooking oil, rice, etc. to expand her business. She enjoys her business. Lillian plans to save her business and open up another business one day.
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.