Samuel is a 28-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur who is divorced with two children ages three and six.
For the past 10 years, he has been running a business selling a variety of goods such as sandals, mirrors, sugar, and salt.
He needs a loan in order to purchase more of these goods and continue to meet the demands of his customers.
He plans to use the future profits to build a small business house and to save for his and his children’s futures.
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.