Jannette is 23 years old and has three children who are ages 1 to 6 years old. Her husband is a farmer. Jeannette has been selling food stuffs for the past six years and her business is going well. This business has enabled Jannette to educate her eldest child. Jannette needs a loan to buy more food stuffs such as beans in order to make more profits. She plans to continue paying her child’s school fees and make some 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.